Elle woods has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington Ill. But, there's just one thing stopping Warner from popping the question: Elle is too blonde. Growing up across the street form Aaron Spelling might mean something in LA, but nothing to Warner's East-Coast blue blood family. So, when Warner packs up for Harvard Law and reunites with an old sweetheart from prep school, Ellie rallies all her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back. But law school is a far cry from the comforts of her poolside and the mall. Elle must wage the battle of her life, for her guy, for herself and for all blondes.
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Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2016
I LOVE THIS MOVIE! I do own the DVD itself and besides watching the movie on TV , Reese Weatherspoon as Elle Woods proved to me that with a lot of determination, ANYONE can be successful! She has encouraged me to continue with school no matter what obstacles are in the way. And believe ME! I have had so many obstacles and still continue to drive on. Everyone thought that just because she was profiled as a blonde, she made it. And I do know so many other blondes that are truly successful. Watch this movie with different eyes, you could be very well surprised.
Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2014
This is a favorite movie of mine, a simple feel good romp through the halls of Harvard law. The story is simple yet entertaining, Elle a fantastically airheaded blonde who also happens to have a significant intelligence underneath it all, decided to follow her creepy boyfriend to Harvard after he dumps her to try to win him back by proving she will make a good and intelligent wife. The story follows her adventures and discovery of just how much of a creep he is as well as her phenomenal success in law school.
The film transfer is excellent, flawless detail and nice dark blacks keep the movie popping nicely, not too surprising on a relatively recent film mastered to blu ray. The sound is a nice stereo transfer, nothing amazing but it is clear with a clean sound stage and excellent voice clarity, no issues picking out dialogue, no muddy music or sound effects, all is nice and crisp. An excellent transfer all in all.
Yes this is one of the most cheesy rom-coms out there but who cares! Isn't that why most of us watch movies like this in the first place? I love how it actually has deeper meaning if you are willing to look for it about not always judging a book by it's cover and how really, if you set your mind to do something and are determined to not give up, you can accomplish so much. A classic that our whole family loves and we've watched over and over again and never get tired of.
“Legally Blond” is just a fun movie. I suspect that’s all it set out to be. Yes, it’s cliched, yes is predictable, yes it’s corny, yes it’s fluffy. But it’s also fun. We all like to cheer the underdog on, even when we know she’s going to win in the end. Ms. Witherspoon is quite attractive, but I believe she carried the movie on her talent and not her looks. After you’ve watched all those thriller, killer, spiller movie, take a break with something that’s fun just to be fun.
This movie is well-worth seeing, as it depicts someone who has completely (on the surface) "bought into" a particular way of life, finding herself in a strange world in which she (as what our culture regards) as a "supreme success" finds herself as a misfit. This is Siddhartha, leaving the confines of the surface of life wrapped in the happy illusions of a prince, going out into the world to confront the illusions of her culture, and, surprisingly, even in this tawdry surface world, she is able to discover some of the depth of suffering of humanity. The movie plays up the silliness and contrasts of these surface worlds, but in the end, through her trials, I think we all glimpse something deeper, the wheel of samsara, turning beneath everyone. This unexpected depth, I think, gives this movie a bit of pathos (especially with the superb acting of the main character), that can wake us up and shake us a little.
I really enjoy this Reese Whitherspoon movie. Is about a girl who was all about beauty, queen and sorority. Her want to be lawyer boyfriend dump her for another girl and she decided to win him back studying in Harvard Law School. Finally she realize she was smart enough and deserve another good man along the way. Two thumbs up!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 17, 2017
you don't have to be girly to watch this chick flick . yes, It's silly, frothy and a bit daft on the surface; but it holds hidden messages. The leading female character (Reese) is a ditsy blonde; but she is basically a sweet, kind, funny person, who makes friends easily because she genuinely likes and cares about people. The plot is hardly new; boy decides to dump daft girlfriend when he goes to posh university to study law; so she enrols too. The moral is by working damn hard and being a nice person, we can achieve much more than we realise. One of my favourite films I can now watch on a dull, rainy afternoon, ( with chocs, fluffy slippers and a warm throw ) when I need cheering up!
I love this film and have watched it more than once. Reece Witherspoon is wonderful in the part and I always laugh at the bend and snap sequence, particularly when the obviously gay male hairdresser comes out of the back and comments on what they are doing. I felt really sorry for Reece's character, Elle, at the beginning of the Harvard scenario when she is ostracized by her class mate thanks to the nasty Vivian Kensington. I will watch this film many more times in the future because it has such a wonderful, feel good factor by the end of the story.
Enjoyable comedy drama with a serious message at it's heart. Elle Woods arrives at Harvard Law School with the intention of becoming serious enough to win back her ex. She is intelligent enough to get in, however her the first impression of her peers makes life difficult for Elle - until she realises she actually has an aptitude for law and everything starts to change. A brilliant, feel good film that never fails to cheer me up.
i love this film, cant say how many times i have watched it. reese witherspoon is so great, the girliness is so utterly fabulous and yet the message is definitely a feminist one, this film will always be in my top 10 which is high praise indeed, never get bored with it, magic moments as when she gets her manicurists dog back for her by spouting fake legal jargon, is fantastic, and our plucky heroine wins the day most satisfactorily against the misogynists and doubters, aided by a legion of very tough women. if you have been tempted to write this off as a chick flick, dont!!!!!!its much better than that.
4.0 out of 5 starsa rich blonde girl who shows that blondes can be intelligent and nice too
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 14, 2007
A highly entertaining film that makes fun of rich blonde women but shows that at least one of them - Reese Witherspoon - is highly intelligent. I think women will love the fancy clothes and witty one-liner bitchy put-downs in Legally Blonde (all said with style and grace) and men will wish they had a girlfriend who looks this stupid and beautiful but still manages to have an IQ.What impressed me most about the film was that by the end of it I actually cared about the outcome of the trial and whether or not Elle (played by Witherspoon) won her case.The extras section has some unused scenes and a documentary about the 40 different kinds of blonde hairstyles used and a great music video "Perfect Day" by Hoku.
If you want to empower and inspire your daughters, you can't do better than this enchanting comedy. I watched it in the cinema with my husband and laughed, but having watched it with my pre-teen daughter and her friends now think it's the best thing to have happened to feminism since ....well, when was the last time you saw a funny film on the subject? Elle is an apparently air-headed blonde Californian girl, expecting to become the first of her peers to get engaged to that handsome Warner. Instead, he dumps her, needing "a Jackie not a Marilyn" and goes to Harvard Law School. Crushed, then determined, Elle applies too and thanks to her high SATS tests and an eye-popping video application "made by a Scorcese", gets in. Her arrival, all in bubblegum pink and carrying a tiny dog, is greeted with sneering incredulity by the straight arrow Harvard types - and with embarrassment by her ex, now going out with a bitchy dark-haired Preppie girl. However, Elle is braver and smarter than she appears, and her dogged perseverance, warm heart and underlying shrewdness prove that you can be both blonde AND brainy. I LOVED this film; but more importantly, it made a whole class of little girls sit up and think about their futures. Girls are still being pushed towards being either pretty and dim or clever and plain. The idea that you could have the best of both worlds isn't just a joke, or a predictable plot-line. It's real. Or as Elle says to her ex, after finding she has a brain -"Do you remember those amazing two hours we spent in the hot tub together? Well, this is better!"