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If you've ever doubted how much a star can carry a movie, look no further than Legally Blonde, Robert Luketic's pop fluff about a sorority girl who becomes the reigning brain at Harvard Law School. The film tries way too hard to be pop fluff, but thankfully it also understands the comic glories of Reese Witherspoon. As Elle Woods, the supposedly dimwitted heroine, Witherspoon gives a high-wattage performance that somehow comes across as both lusciously cartoonish and warmly human. It's a radiant comic turn worthy of Marilyn Monroe, and Luketic throws the whole movie at her, even though its intentional kitsch and sledgehammer contrivances don't trust you enough to figure out on your own what might be guilty fun about it. It's a lame movie, essentially, that redeems itself by knowing just enough to keep things sunny and moving right along. The film is content to follow several steps behind the regal Witherspoon, carrying her train. You probably will be, too. --Steve Wiecking

DVD Features

  • Deleted scenes
  • Two featurettes: "Inside Legally Blond" and "The Hair That Ate Hollywood"
  • Two audio commentaries featuring Robert Luketic, Reece Witherspoon, Marc Platt, and film crew
  • Hit music video "Perfect Day" by Hoku
  • Trivia Track
  • Original theatrical trailer

Cast

Reese WitherspoonElle Woods
Luke WilsonEmmett
Selma BlairVivian Kensington
Matthew DavisWarner
Victor GarberProfessor Callahan
Jennifer CoolidgePaulette
Holland TaylorProfessor Stromwell
Ali LarterBrooke Taylor Windham
Jessica CauffielMargot
Alanna UbachSerena
Oz PerkinsDorky David Kidney
Linda CardelliniChutney
Bruce ThomasUPS Guy
Meredith Scott LynnEnid
Raquel WelchMrs. Windham Vandermark
Samantha LemoleClaire

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  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Robert Luketic
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 96 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 13, 2001
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12
    AustraliaPG
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaDec 23, 2003
    EuropeMar 11, 2002
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