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Legally Blonde (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 13 July 2001 (USA)
When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.

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Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, there's just one thing stopping Warner (Matthew Davis) from popping the question: Elle is too blonde. Growing up across the street from Aaron Spelling might mean something in LA, but nothing to Warner's East-Coast blue blood family. So, when Warner packs up for Harvard Law and reunites with an old sweetheart from prep school, Elle rallies all her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back. But law school is a far cry from the comforts of her poolside and the mall. Elle must wage the battle of her life, for her guy, for herself and for all the blondes who suffer endless indignities everyday. Written by vanessawhistler1971@hotmail.com

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Rated PG-13 for language and sexual references | See all certifications »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,377,426 (USA) (13 July 2001)

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$95,001,351 (USA) (19 October 2001)
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Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair previously appeared together in Cruel Intentions (1999). See more »

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When Elle is talking to the woman in the salon about becoming a law student her hair goes from being tucked behind her right ear to hanging loose between shots. See more »

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Elle: Did you see him? He's probably still scratching his head.
Paulette: Yeah, which must be a nice vacation for his balls.
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We Could Still Belong Together
Written by Lisa Loeb, Sean Kelly and Sheppard Solomon
Performed by Lisa Loeb
Produced by Lisa Loeb and Dweezil Zappa
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from A&M Records
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An enjoyable girl power flick with a mainstream message.
6 November 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Legally Blonde" is all about Witherspoon as a totally val blonde from Beverly Hills who goes to Harvard and makes good. Predictable formula fun, "LB" gets off to a good start with the freshness of "Clueless", pushes its own envelope of believability in the middle, and ends with a major feel good moment. Along the way, this fun family flick makes some good points about life's priorities. Enjoyable stuff for 13 and up.


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