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Legally Blonde

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2001
  • Robert Luketic
  • 92 mins
  • 12

Summary

Comedy starring Reese Witherspoon. Valley girl Elle's life will be perfect with a marriage proposal from her boyfriend Warner before he leaves for university. But Warner's worried that Elle's frivolity will damage his political ambitions and ends the relationship. Determined to prove there's more to her than hair and make-up, the blonde bombshell follows Warner to Harvard.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Reese Witherspoon stars here as Elle Woods, a sorority queen who's dumped by her rich boyfriend (Matthew Davis) before he goes to Harvard Law School, as he thinks she's not smart enough to be his wife. The vivacious Valley Girl decides to follow him there to prove him wrong and get him back. It's all desperately silly (Elle gets into Harvard by sending a video of herself in a bikini lounging by a pool, while her specialist subjects are Cosmopolitan and manicures), but Witherspoon is perfectly cast, and the sight of her dressed in pink and tottering on stilettos through the university's revered halls is hilarious. There's fine support, too, from Luke Wilson, Selma Blair (as Davis's bitchy new girlfriend) and Jennifer Coolidge.

Credits

Cast

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Elle WoodsReese Witherspoon
Emmett RichmondLuke Wilson
Vivian KensingtonSelma Blair
Warner HuntingtonMatthew Davis
Professor CallahanVictor Garber
PauletteJennifer Coolidge
Professor StromwellHolland Taylor
Brooke Taylor-WindhamAli Larter
Mrs Windham VandermarkRaquel Welch

Crew

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DirectorRobert Luketic

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2001-10-26
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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