Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

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Director: Robert Luketic

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair

     
 

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Reese Witherspoon stars in this romantic comedy, the feature film debut of award-winning Australian director Robert Luketic. As a ravishing Miss Hawaiian Tropic, sorority president, and calendar girl, Elle Woods (Witherspoon) is a big hit on the campus of her sun-drenched Los Angeles college. She's also got the perfect boyfriend in Warner Huntington III (Matthew Davis… See more details below

Overview

Reese Witherspoon stars in this romantic comedy, the feature film debut of award-winning Australian director Robert Luketic. As a ravishing Miss Hawaiian Tropic, sorority president, and calendar girl, Elle Woods (Witherspoon) is a big hit on the campus of her sun-drenched Los Angeles college. She's also got the perfect boyfriend in Warner Huntington III (Matthew Davis), a wealthy East Coast blue blood. Fearing that his snooty friends and family will never accept the bubble-headed Elle, however, Warner dumps her before heading off to graduate law school at Harvard University. Determined to win back her man, Elle enrolls in the same imposing institution, quickly becoming an object of scorn and ridicule, especially to Warner's old prep school flame (Selma Blair). Despite her penchant for malls, makeup, and tanning, Elle is no dummy and is soon showing elite Ivy League snobs a thing or two about class, self-confidence, and courtroom victory.

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/10/2012
UPC:
0883904234616
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
PG13
Source:
20Th Century Fox
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:36:00
Sales rank:
44,484

Special Features

2 audio commentaries with director Robert Luketic Reese Witherspoon, producer Marc Platt and filmmakers; Deleted scenes ; Inside Legally Blonde featurette; The Hair That Ate Hollywood featurette ; Original theatrical trailer; "Perfect Day" music video by Hoku

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

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