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Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

4.7 72
Director: Robert Luketic

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair


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The underdog has her day in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde. MGM has done a very good job on this 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer, making sure that the pastel colors and flesh tones are bright and bold. A near-perfect transfer, Legally Blonde sparkles while having no edge enhancement, shimmer, or digital artifacting present anywhere during the film. Audio


The underdog has her day in the 2001 comedy Legally Blonde. MGM has done a very good job on this 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer, making sure that the pastel colors and flesh tones are bright and bold. A near-perfect transfer, Legally Blonde sparkles while having no edge enhancement, shimmer, or digital artifacting present anywhere during the film. Audio is presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 (as well as Dolby 2.0 in Spanish and French). Directional effects are utilized mainly during scenes that feature rock or pop songs playing over different visual montages. Overall dialogue, music, and effects are all clear of any distortion or hiss. Also included on this disc are English, French, and Spanish subtitles. Legally Blonde features some well-produced extra materials for viewers to peruse through. Starting off the supplements are two commentary tracks: one by director Robert Luketic, producer Mark Platt, and actress Reese Witherspoon; and the second by various crew members and writers. Both of these tracks are very informative and fun, especially the first track with Reese Witherspoon joking around about her mammoth hair changes. To compliment these commentary tracks is a "Trivia Tack" that includes information bubbles on the film that can be played while the movie is running. Two featurettes are included, "Inside Legally Blonde" and "The Hair That Ate Hollywood," and both include interviews with both cast and crew discussing their thoughts and ideas on the final film. Finally, there are eight deleted scenes (with introductions by the director) that run about 15 minutes long, a music video by singer Hoku, and a theatrical trailer for Legally Blonde and the DVD release of The Princess Bride. All in all Legally Blonde is a great disc from MGM and is acquitted of all charges against it.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Michael Hastings
Reese Witherspoon adds yet another plucky striver character to her resume with this mostly successful attempt to merge the superlative teen film Clueless (1995) with the fish-out-of-water courtroom farce My Cousin Vinny (1992). Legally Blonde has all the right elements for light entertainment: appropriately overzealous production design, an unflappable heroine played to giddy perfection, and a supporting cast that stays just south of over-the-top. And yet the comedy doesn't quite sing, in large part due to first-time feature director Robert Luketic's ineptitude with staging and shooting. For a movie obsessed with image, Blonde is poorly lit and clumsily framed: Luketic's deference to close-ups all but robs the film of Witherspoon's talent for physical comedy, and an extemporaneous, mid-film musical number fails to register. Still, as a showcase for its ebullient, never-condescending lead performer, Blonde shines, even if its young director doesn't show the same promise as his star.

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Mgm (Video & Dvd)
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[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
[Dolby Digital]
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Special Features

Closed Caption; 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; English: 5.1 Surround; French: stereo Surround; Spanish: stereo Surround; English, French & Spanish language subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Reese Witherspoon Elle Woods
Luke Wilson Emmett Richmond
Selma Blair Vivian Kensington
Matthew Davis Warner Huntington III
Victor Garber Professor Callahan
Jennifer Coolidge Paulette Bonafonte
Holland Taylor Professor Stromwell
Ali Larter Brooke Taylor Windham
Jessica Cauffiel Margot
Alanna Ubach Serena McGuire
Oz Perkins Dorky David
Linda Cardellini Chutney
Bruce Thomas UPS Guy
Meredith Scott Lynn Enid
Raquel Welch Mrs. Windham Vandermark
Natalie Barish Old Lady at Manicurist
Allyce Beasley CULA Advisor
Kevin Cooney Head of Admissions
Wayne Federman Admissions Guy
Ted Kairys Gerard
Victoria Mahoney Reporter
Tane McClure Elle's Mother
Kimberly McCullough Amy
James Read Elle's Father
Francesca Roberts Marina R. Bickford
Terence Michael Desk Clerk
Niklaus Lange Annoyed 2L
Melissa Young Blonde Cheerleader
Lily Rufus
Doug Spinuzza Intense Ivan Berliner
Jason Christopher Chuck
Nectar Rose Freshman Girl
Ted Rooney Admissions Guy
Greg Serano Enrique
Sasha Barrese Another Girl
Lacey Beeman Nervous L1 Girl
John Cantwell Maurice
Ondrea De Vincentis Callahan's Assistant
Kelly Driscoll Blonde Card Carrier
Jodi Harris Another Sister
Brody Hutzler Grant
Patricia Kimes Blonde Biker
Chaney Kley Brandon
Lisa Kushell Boutique Saleswoman
Cici Lau LA Nail Technician
Samantha Lemole Claire
Elizabeth Matthews Sorority Girl
Moonie Bruiser
David Moreland Admissions Guy
Kelly Nyks Arrogant Aaron
Shannon O'Hurley DA Joyce Rafferty
Corinne Reilly Reporter
Michael B. Silver Bobby
Kennedy Stone Sorority Girl
Lisa K. Wyatt Jail House Guard
Richard Hillman College Student (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Robert Luketic Director
Toni Basil Choreography
Douglas Berkeley Set Decoration/Design
Dan Bradford Art Director
Anita Brandt-Burgoyne Editor
Anita Camarata Musical Direction/Supervision
Sophie de Rakoff Carbonell Costumes/Costume Designer
Kim Carleton Costumes/Costume Designer
Garth Craven Editor
Logical Figments Special Effects
Frederick Howard Sound/Sound Designer
Kim Johnson Costumes/Costume Designer
Rolfe Kent Score Composer
Ric Kidney Producer
Josh King Asst. Director
Kathy Lucas Set Decoration/Design
Karen McCullah Lutz Screenwriter
Chris McLaughlin Co-producer
Joseph Middleton Casting
David Nicksay Co-producer
Marc E. Platt Producer
Anthony Richmond Cinematographer
George Richmond Camera Operator
Kirsten Smith Screenwriter
Melissa Stewart Production Designer
Kenny-King Turko Makeup
Ed White Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title / Perfect Day [3:36]
2. Dressing for Success [1:38]
3. A New Future is Born [5:41]
4. Staving off Depression [2:20]
5. "I'm Going to Harvard!" [2:53]
6. Video Essay & Exam [2:29]
7. Not Your Average Entry [1:35]
8. A Fish out of Water [1:14]
9. Unreasonable Professor [2:14]
10. Finally Someone Nice [3:15]
11. Beauty Tips [1:51]
12. No Blondes Allowed [2:50]
13. Homesick [2:26]
14. The Party's Over [:54]
15. "Taking Full Control" [3:07]
16. Winning Her 1st Case [1:57]
17. Intern Potential [:59]
18. Happy People Don't Kill [1:33]
19. "I didn't Do It!" [1:57]
20. "Bend & Snap!" [2:40]
21. "We Need an Alibi" [3:45]
22. Uncovering Evidence [2:07]
23. A Winning Performance [1:06]
24. A Bonding Experience [:17]
25. Trial & Error [3:08]
26. Poor Judgement [3:39]
27. "I'm Quitting!" [:29]
28. "New Representation" [2:32]
29. "True Confession" [1:04]
30. Triumphant Blondes [1:55]
31. Graduation Day [:52]
32. End Credits [4:49]


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Legally Blonde 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is so funny. I am a blonde and I have to say this movies proves that not all blonds are dumd.( i'm not)I think this movie is great cause she is trying to prove that she is smart and she acts dumd doing it.
BoundWithWords More than 1 year ago
Ever since I first watched Legally Blonde, when I was 7 and pink was my favorite color, I thought about Elle Woods as a role model, she was literally everything I wanted to be as a adult - pretty, blonde, had a super cute small dog, used the best outfits (hey, I was 7!) and most of all, she was smart and determined to get what she wanted (even if it was a boyfriend). Years had passed but I still think that Elle Woods is a great character to look up too, she is there to show that pretty does come with brains, and with nice too! Of course that right now I realize that her initial motives were completely wrong (applying to a college and a curse you know nothing about/has no interest on just because of a boyfriend is totally a no, no for me), the drama on this one is over the top and the characters are somewhat ridiculous with the stereotypes (Warner really takes seriously his role as the ex-boyfriend dickhead), and the outfits don't tempt me anymore. But Reese Witherspoon performance turns this into a laugh out loud comedy, full of heart, making impossible for you to not cheer up for Elle and hope she finds her patch on Law School. Also the romance is so sweet, it doesn't get much screening time but it still manages to win your heart, because every talk Elle and Emmett have is so funny and cute you will probably be glad when she finally realizes what a looser Warner is.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A great movie for teens,bubbly,cute,and sophisticated!Im looking forward to the sequel (LB2 red white and blonde!)Younger kids 5-10 may be a little too young to get it. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Legally Blonde became a blockbuster hit, because people had fun when they saw it. Before and after seeing it my opinion went from ''looks good'' to ''excellent.'' Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods who prooved to the world that anything is possible regardless of how other perseive you. I recommend it for the clean humor, the storyline, and the charm that Reese brings with her to the screen. Buy it today
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first I didn't want to see it. Thinking that it was another movie where people talked about how dumb blondes were. Being a blonde myself I wasn't really into ''Dumb blonde'' movies. But when my friend forced me into seeing it, I found that I enjoyed it. Elle reached her goal cause she believed in herself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reese is my favorite actress. In every movie she just shines and makes the movie better than it would have ever been! In Legally Blonde- she really makes you see life the way she sees it. This movie is also refreshing to watch. Reese is portrayed as a normal girl who knows what she wants in life, and knows how to get it. She shows determination!! Legally Blonde IS worth viewing!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is sooooooooo funny!!!!!!!!! it's a great movie to watch if your feeling like you want to watch a ditsy movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that Legally Blonde is the best movie ever!! Its cast and crew are very good especially Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Ali Larter and Jennifer Coolidge. The very first time I saw it I totally new that this was my favourite movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title fits this movie so well. It tells about what you can expect to find while watching the movie. As soon as I watched the movie I knew that it would be a movie that I could watch repetitvely without it getting old. I bought it the first day that it came out on video, and i watched it twice when it was in theater. In fact, I think that watched it 5 times the first day i bought it. It is a movie that, I think, almost the whole family can enjoy. This movie will never be left to gather dust on my shelf.
Guest More than 1 year ago
WOW I must have watched this movie 15 times I recemmond it to anyone but especially girls because this is definetly a chick-flick. If your looking for a good movie this is a great choice.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i like this movie. it shows that blonds are smatter then other girls. reese wetherspoon is soooo awsome. she makes me proud to be who i am and makes me feel good about my self. her acting is reelly great. she shoud get a oscar award for this movie. im glad she is with jake gilenhall. he is sooo hot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reese Witherspoon was great and so was the cast.Some moments were just weird but overall it was enjoyable.Definetly a must see!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a movie ''keeper'' if there ever was one! The plot reminds me of a more grown-up ''Clueless!'' Reese Witherspoon shines as an extroverted optimistic golden girl determined to make friends and regain her boyfriends's love in ultra-conservative Harvard University. Apart from an ocassional week moment the plot is very fluid with good continuity. It's a feel-good film if there ever was one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie introduces you to a California, blonde, sorority sister (played by Reese Witherspoon) who both easily defeats ever obstacle put into her path and wins the audience. This movie is both fresher and has more shock 'cuteness' than the sequel, Legally Blonde II. It is a fable of outrageous fantasy that can bring a smile to the most dedicate begrudeon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What can I say, gentlemen prefer blondes. Resse Witherspoon is exceptionally adorable in movie. The sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde is being released July 2 (2003), so be sure to catch that too! Reportedly she's being paid $20 million for the sequel (whereas she only made $2 million for the original).
Guest More than 1 year ago
legally blode is insatiable and witty beautifuly honest and recognizably graceful REESE is forever leaving me awstrucken and wanting more this movie alone had me going to tiffany's and wanting to touch the coveted HEART TAG TOGGLE NECKLACE and then renewing my subscription to cosmo TRUELY INSPIRATIONAL
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent, heart-warming, feel-good movie, if ever there was one! Reese Witherspoon, as Elle Woods, is a care-free, fun-loving California beauty who proves that blondes not only have more fun, but they can be smart as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I saw this movie come out I thought it was just going to be another boring movie but then I saw it on paper view it was now my favorite movie now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reese Witherspoon has tak'in the stage in Legally blonde! This movie is about an LA young girl who goes to a small fashion college. Then she finds out that her boyfriend is going to harvard so she becomes a lawyer. Soon she finds out that he is engaged. Watch to see what happens!