Legally Blonde (2001)
Front Cover Actor
Reese Witherspoon
Luke Wilson
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romantic Comedy
Director Robert Luketic
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 96 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
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
Personal Details
My Rating 7
Seen It Yes
Index 64
In Collection Yes
Location Home
Owner Olavo Lira
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
UPC 027616868268
Release Date 2001
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby