ABC Film Challenge – 2000s Movies – L – Legally Blonde (2001) Movie Review


Director: Robert Luketic

Writer: Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith (Screenplay) Amanda Brown (Novel)

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber, Jennifer Coolidge, Holland Taylor, Ali Larter

Plot: Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen, is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school. While she is there, she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.

Runtime: 1 Hour 36 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Legally Blonde starts when a sorority queen Elle Woods (Witherspoon) gets dumped by Warner (Davis), only for Elle to look to overcome her image and tackle law school, with her ex-boyfriend is attending.

Once Elle starts to realize that she deserves better, she starts taking law school more seriously, making waves in how she approaches cases, seeing her put onto a murder trial, where she will look to get the evidence to get her client off the murder charge.

Thoughts on Legally Blonde

ThoughtsLegally Blonde is a romantic comedy drama, bringing a character that looks completely out of place in the world of law. Elle proves that looks can be deceiving and brains will be what makes a career. When it comes to the studying side, we rarely see any of this side of things, which works because this is more about being accepted in the studying side of the learning curve, rather than just being expected to know everything. When it comes to the case, we see the strengths of being knowledgeable in different fields, only it might have been better to see the rest of the team getting in some input, rather than just following the guidelines to be like the rest. Reese Witherspoon will always have this role, as one of her best, being one of the more iconic performances in film history. This is an enjoyable movie, with laughs, courtroom drama and important life lessons.

Final Thoughts Legally Blonde is easily one of the most iconic movies of modern cinema.

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