Reese Witherspoon , Luke Wilson,Selma Blair
Matthew Davis, Victor Garber, Jennifer Coolidge, Holland Taylor,
Ali Larter, Jessica Cauffiel, Alanna Ubach with Racquel Welsh
By: Robert Luketic
Witherspoon is back baby! She weighs like 100 pounds or something.
I guess she birthed (hubby=angelic Ryan Phillipe) and bolted out
to the gym. Good little starlette.
Legally Blonde hasn't got the charm of Nurse
Betty, or the laugh- out- loud- till- your -lungs- bleed schticks
of legendary Private Benjamin, it does have Reese and she brings
the movie to life and makes it witty and bouncy enough to recommend.
It's campy silly humor delivered by a witty and bouncy beautiful
Blonde's story goes...Spoiled yet kind Elle Wood (Reese "
peanutbutter on a" Witherspoon) goes to CU. She's a Bel Air
gal born and breed. Tropical Problem is she stuck on East Coast
snob, Warner Huntington III, from a blueblood background trying
to Kennedy his way into life and law school. Elle's a tart of
sorts. Bright clothes, gosh-golly head tilts, versed in fabric
qualities, and knows a last season DKNY when she sees one- shudder.
She's just not "Jackie" material. No self-respecting
congressman-to-be could marry her she's just too BLONDE! So she's
some reason she believes she can, and must, "prove"
she's worthy to this horrible third generation snob cake . Yech.
Poor girl. How? How does a bright beautiful women impress an Ivy
League lug? Simple, all she has to do is get into law school.
HARVARD law school, where the beau of her fogged little mind is
learn Elle's actually a smart ditz; 4.0 in her current major (Fashion
Design), as well as top of her high school graduating class. All
she needs to enter is a 175 on the feared and dreaded LSAT test!
Yeah, that's all...Elle tortures herself by cutting out
all pedicures, shopping sprees, even PJ sorority parties, for
the LSAT 40 pound 3400 page cram books. She want everything to
go perfect, so she even hires a Coppola to direct her Harvard
submission "video." She's got sass. She sassy.
she gets in. However, she may learn more than just the corpus
erectus platunmbatum cardious ruling of 1978. She may learn, life's
more than stuck up boyfriends, furry phone covers, and emergency
story had a few terrible scenes where you just looked at the screen
in pure horror at their generic attempt of intriguing sub-plot
before you. But, there are so many cute, scenes mixed with a nice,
light, mindless humor, and of course Witherspoon you can forgive
all that. If your one of those "despise her" people,
well, you're gonna hate thiswarning you .
is typical Reese, cute and funny, flirty and dingy. It's a role
that comes easy to this young underrated chickbabe. Though, it
was similar to her Election character, she may be in for some
ridicule from less forgiving reviewers...They are similar but
not identical. They've got that whole ditzy girl who's secretly
a powerhouse theme. Ree has a knack for comedy to be sure. A facial
contortionist who delivers lines with a linguist's perfection.
Wilson, who plays Emmet a friend of Elle's at Harvard, has manly
man features gone awry.
He scared me. I don't know, too much jaw line, which, before Luke,
I hadn't thought, was impossible. Is there a name for that phobia?
Acrhnojawthatbigia ? His body, however, is delectable...But how
does one get over the Hamster-storing-a-snack look?
Davis, here as Elle's blue blood bean headed beau, is terribly
attractive in a blue blood bean headed
way. I noticed him in Pearl Harbor all beefcaked up and scene
stealing. He's a little to, well, "Harvard boy" to ever
be a true Blunt smit. Perhaps if I were able to take the squeaky
clean puppy and roll him in semi-wet mud he'd come out all scruffy
and Brad Pitt looking, thusly a whole lot more do-a-bell. Meow.
Blair was great as the seething girlfriend/fiancé' determined
to ruin Elle's scholastic reputation as well as her credibility
as a semi-intelligent being. Her character fails of course, because
Elle's got that rubber-tree plant and the ant mentally. That or
a great dosage of Prozac keeping her days perpetually sunny!
you're in the mood for a silly, mindless giggle-girl fest go take
a look. Your male companions
(and clamdiggin' chicks) may enjoy this too. There are plenty
of attractive ditzy blondes, brunettes and mini-waisted scantly
dressed college gals to keep them from exiting pre-credits!
Recommendation: Evian and diet pills