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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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Don't judge a book by its hair color! See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 July 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Legalmente rubia  »

Box Office


$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$95,001,351 (USA) (19 October 2001)

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2.35 : 1
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During the breakup scene, Warner says he wants to be "a senator by the time I'm 30". But any law student should know that the US constitution requires that Senators must be over the age of 30. See more »


Elle: No more boring suits or pantyhose, I'm trying to be somebody I'm not.
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Referenced in Yes Man (2008) See more »


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Written by Debelah Morgan and Giloh Morgan
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26 January 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

A fun if totally unbelievable flick that plays like a college version of CLUELESS at times. Beverly Hills airhead Reese W. enters Harvard to win her boyfriend back, only to find she's got the right stuff to be an ace Harvard student. This is a actually an empowerment flick disguised as a fluffy comedy -- which makes it wonderful viewing for impressionable young girls like my youngest daughter, who is 14. Well acted by Reese W., who is now a major star, and Stiffler's Mom as a shy, subservient beauty salon worker. Some may find it similar to MISS CONGENIALITY as well, another empowerment flick disguised as a fluffy comedy. Recommended.

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