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Legally Blonde -- Elle woods 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 Ill.  But, there's just one thing stopping Warner from popping the question: Elle is too blonde.  Growing up across the street form 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, Ellie 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 blondes.
Legally Blonde -- Looks like this salesgirl picked the wrong blonde.
Legally Blonde -- The first step to being a senator by the time you're 30 is to dump your blonde girlfriend.
Legally Blonde -- Warner breaks up with Elle because she's too…BLONDE?!?
Legally Blonde -- Paulette's snap was all over the place!


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Writers (WGA):
Amanda Brown (novel)
Karen McCullah (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
13 July 2001 (USA) See more »
Meet Elle Woods. She's a lawyer with a heart of gold...and a mane to match! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Reese Witherspoon ... Elle Woods

Luke Wilson ... Emmett

Selma Blair ... Vivian Kensington

Matthew Davis ... Warner

Victor Garber ... Professor Callahan

Jennifer Coolidge ... Paulette

Holland Taylor ... Professor Stromwell

Ali Larter ... Brooke Taylor Windham

Jessica Cauffiel ... Margot

Alanna Ubach ... Serena

Osgood Perkins ... Dorky David Kidney (as Oz Perkins)

Linda Cardellini ... Chutney

Bruce Thomas ... UPS Guy

Meredith Scott Lynn ... Enid

Raquel Welch ... Mrs. Windham Vandermark

Samantha Lemole ... Claire
Kelly Nyks ... Arrogant Aaron
Ted Kairys ... Gerard

Michael B. Silver ... Bobby

Kimberly McCullough ... Amy

Shannon O'Hurley ... DA Joyce Rafferty

Greg Serano ... Enrique
Francesca P. Roberts ... Marina R. Bickford

Lisa Arch ... Boutique Saleswoman (as Lisa Kushell)
Natalie Barish ... Old Lady at Manicurist

Cici Lau ... LA Nail Technician

Allyce Beasley ... CULA Advisor

Kevin Cooney ... Head of Admissions
Ted Rooney ... Admissions Guy
David Moreland ... Admissions Guy

Wayne Federman ... Admissions Guy

James Read ... Elle's Father

Tane McClure ... Elle's Mother
Niklaus Lange ... Annoyed 2L

Doug Spinuzza ... Intense Ivan Berliner

Lisa K. Wyatt ... Jail House Guard
Jason Christopher ... Chuck

Corinne Reilly ... Reporter

Victoria Mahoney ... Reporter

Lacey Beeman ... Nervous 1L Girl
Melissa Anne Young ... Blonde Cheerleader (as Melissa Young)

Brody Hutzler ... Grant

Chaney Kley ... Brandon

John Cantwell ... Maurice
Ondrea De Vincentis ... Callahan's Assistant
Terence Michael ... Desk Clerk (as Terrence Michael)

Nectar Rose ... Freshman Girl

Jodi Harris ... Another Sister
Patricia Kimes ... Blonde Biker

Sasha Barrese ... Another Girl
Kelly Driscoll ... Blonde Card Carrier
Elizabeth Matthews ... Sorority Girl

Kennedy Stone ... Sorority Girl
Moonie ... Bruiser
Lily ... Rufus
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gary Ambrosia ... Angry Harvard Student (uncredited)

Joan Blair ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Ali Chen ... Manicurist (uncredited)

Gary Castro Churchwell ... Harvard Law Student (uncredited)

Curt Clendenin ... College Classmate (uncredited)
Joe Dolan ... Courtroom Attendee (uncredited)
Melanie H. Gassaway ... Sorority sister (uncredited)
Carol Hatchett ... Bend and Snap Girl (uncredited)
Mark Heidelberger ... Harvard Law Student (uncredited)

Richard Hillman ... College Student (uncredited)

Seth Adam Jones ... Rowdy Student (uncredited)

John Kapelos ... Dewey Newcombe (uncredited)
Charles M. Kerper ... Football Player (uncredited)
Dean Mason ... Prison Guard (uncredited)

Beverly Polcyn ... Old Dancer at Beauty Salon (uncredited)
Kate Roxburgh ... Lady at Party (uncredited)

Rachel Ryling ... Sorority sister (uncredited)

Scott Ryan Whinery ... Bespectacled Boy (uncredited)

Dylan White ... Reporter (uncredited)

Jenna Z. Wilson ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Luketic 
Writing credits
Amanda Brown (novel)

Karen McCullah (screenplay) &
Kirsten Smith (screenplay)

Produced by
Ric Kidney .... producer
Christian McLaughlin .... co-producer
David Nicksay .... co-producer
Marc Platt .... producer
Original Music by
Rolfe Kent 
Cinematography by
Anthony B. Richmond (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Anita Brandt-Burgoyne  (as Anita Brandt Burgoyne)
Garth Craven 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
Production Design by
Missy Stewart  (as Melissa Stewart)
Art Direction by
Daniel Bradford 
Set Decoration by
Kathy Lucas 
Costume Design by
Sophie De Rakoff  (as Sophie de Rakoff Carbonell)
Makeup Department
Linda Arnold .... hair stylist
Jenny-King Turko .... makeup artist
Brad Wilder .... key makeup artist
Joy Zapata .... key hair stylist
Leslie Devlin .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Warren Lewis .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Denise Paulson .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Roddy Stayton .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Ric Kidney .... unit production manager (as Richard J. Kidney)
Shelly Kidney .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marcei A. Brown .... second assistant director (as Marcei Brubaker)
Marisa Ferrey .... second second assistant director
Josh King .... first assistant director
Art Department
Paul Ashmore .... stand-by painter
Ron Ashmore .... paint foreman
Adam Austin .... on-set dresser
Douglas Berkeley .... set designer
Steve Borgese .... greens person
Jon J. Bush .... leadman (as Jon Bush)
Laura J. DeRosa .... art department coordinator
China Fox .... assistant property master (as China Iwata)
Douglas Fox .... property master
Lance Gunnin .... construction foreman
Steve A. Hagberg .... construction coordinator (as Steve Hagberg)
Patricia Owen .... assistant art director (as Patty Owen)
Michael P. Sweeney .... assistant property master (as Mike Sweeney)
Eric Bryant .... art department assistant (uncredited)
L. David Gordon .... drapery foreman (uncredited)
Sean D. Jackson .... greensman (uncredited)
Wendy Jerde .... scenic painter (uncredited)
Chris Peterson .... set dresser (uncredited)
David Scott .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Richard Blake Wester .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Joe Barnett .... re-recording sound mixer
Javier Bennassar .... sound effects editor
Jed M. Dodge .... adr supervisor
Matt Dubin .... digital transfer engineer
Marc Fishman .... re-recording sound mixer
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
David Grant .... dialogue editor
Michael Hertlein .... dialogue editor
Chato Hill .... assistant sound editor
Frederick Howard .... sound designer
Frederick Howard .... sound supervision
Craig Jurkiewicz .... foley editor
Michael Kamper .... sound effects editor
Kevin Maloney .... boom operator
Diane Marshall .... foley artist (as S. Diane Marshall)
Michael Mullane .... sound effects editor
Vince Perry .... digital transfer engineer
Christopher Sposa .... cable person (as Chris Sposa)
Alec St. John .... assistant sound editor
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Daniel W. Victor Jr. .... DTS consultant (as Dan Victor)
Ed White .... production sound mixer
Robert Getty .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Ben Holiday .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Robert Jackson .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Carrie Lisonbee .... dialogue assistant (uncredited)
Nigel Stone .... adr supervisor: UK (uncredited)
Johanna Turner .... transfer engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David P. Kelsey .... special effects coordinator (as Dave Kelsey)
Visual Effects by
Lloyd Lee Barnett .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Scott Dougherty .... digital effects producer: Cinesite (uncredited)
Christopher Grandel .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Vincent Lavares .... digital asset manager (uncredited)
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects (uncredited)
Josh Novak .... lead compositor: main title sequence (uncredited)
Alfredo Ramirez .... titles compositor: Picture Mill (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Abramson .... key grip
Tyger Belton .... second assistant camera
Tracy Bennett .... still photographer
Kenny Carceller .... rigging company grip
James M. Cox .... rigging chief lighting technician (as Jimmy Cox)
Jeff Ferrero .... assistant chief lighting technician
Doug Keegan .... rigging assistant lighting technician
Josh Levy .... video assist operator
Arnaud Peiny .... rigging key grip
George Richmond .... camera operator
Jonathan 'Chunky' Richmond .... first assistant camera (as Jonathan Richmond)
Chris Scurria .... dolly grip
Gary Tandrow .... chief lighting technician
Paul Tilden .... camera loader
Ron Tondreau .... second company grip
Chris Cuevas .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Bob Gorelick .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Brian Heller .... aerial cinematographer (uncredited)
Giles Keyte .... still photographer: UK (uncredited)
Jordan Lapsansky .... electrician (uncredited)
George Lozano Jr. .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Gregory W. Smith .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Gregory W. Smith .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
David Blue Thompson .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Steven J. Winslow .... camera technician: Wescam camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Dena Berman .... casting assistant
Michelle Morris .... casting associate (as Michelle Morris-Gertz)
Mariann H.W. Lee .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Carleton .... costumer
Kim Johnson .... costumer
Mary C. Lane .... key costumer (as Mary Lane)
Editorial Department
Dennis McNeill .... color timer (as Denny McNeill)
Shawn Petersen .... post-production assistant
Alex Renskoff .... first assistant film editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Valance Eisleben .... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Tim Vincent .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Music Department
Tony Blondal .... orchestrator
Anita Camarata .... music supervisor
Debbi Datz-Pyle .... orchestra contractor
Brian Dixon .... music recordist
Ron Fair .... executive soundtrack producer
Dennis S. Sands .... scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Nick South .... music editor
William T. Stromberg .... conductor (as William Stromberg)
Paul Wertheimer .... music recordist
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Brent Brooks .... music editor: temp music (uncredited)
Cathy Duncan .... music executive mgm (uncredited)
Mark Eshelman .... scoring crew (uncredited)
Jason Lloyd .... scoring crew (uncredited)
Eric Stonerook .... music preparation (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Pat Weber .... scoring technician (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Daniel Canamar .... transportation office coordinator (as Dan Canamar)
David Menapace .... transportation captain (as Dave Menapace)
Michael Menapace .... transportation coordinator (as Mike Menapace)
Lin C. Smith .... driver
Mark Brown .... driver: production van (uncredited)
Mark D. Hysen .... driver (uncredited)
Pete Newman .... unit driver (uncredited)
Chad Wingerd .... transportation assistant (uncredited)
Other crew
Toni Basil .... choreographer
Eric Bryant .... production assistant
Kevin A. Canamar .... first aid
Sue Chipperton .... animal trainer
Chris Corey .... production assistant (as Cris Corey)
Valerie Espinoza .... clearance coordinator
Tiffany Fraser .... assistant accountant (as Tiffany Reinhard)
Rachael Lin Gallaghan .... assistant production coordinator
Ellen Gessert .... location manager
Nicole Gordon .... assistant: Ms. Witherspoon
Noelle Green .... production coordinator (as Noelle Chapin-Green)
Erin Hilkey .... assistant location manager (as Erin Wilhelm-Hilkey)
Roger Jones .... production secretary
Laurie Levenson .... technical advisor: legal (as Professor Laurie Levenson)
Gary Levy .... payroll accountant
Joey Levy .... assistant: Mr. Platt
Asha MacLeod .... production assistant
Lisa Mantoux .... key set production assistant
Fiona McIntyre .... assistant: Mr. Luketic
Scott Michael Murray .... assistant: Mr. Luketic (as Scott M. Murray)
Michael Pendell .... assistant: Mr. Platt
Ronit Ravich-Boss .... script supervisor
Marci Rosenberg Gayner .... production coordinator (as Marci Rosenberg)
Rip Russell .... assistant accountant
Will Sandoval .... production assistant
Ned R. Shapiro .... additional location manager (as Ned Shapiro)
Sheilah Sullivan .... accountant
Indira Tyler .... assistant choreographer
Eric Winn .... craft service
Christopher Wolfe .... production assistant
Deborah Wuliger .... unit publicist
Julie Adams .... dialect coach: Selma Blair (uncredited)
Ruth Breslaw .... production coordinator: UK (uncredited)
Doris Donnenberg .... production coordinator: additional photography (uncredited)
Curtis Failor .... additional lamp operator (uncredited)
Marc W. Havener .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Kyle Hutchison .... production assistant (uncredited)
Eric Kops .... publicist (uncredited)
Lisa Michele McTigue .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael Peavey .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Stephanie Siemiller .... photo double (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Cutie Blonde" - Japan (English title)
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Rated PG-13 for language and sexual references
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:TE | Finland:K-3 | France:U | Germany:0 (bw) | Iceland:L | Italy:T | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:PG | Norway:A | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #37637)

Did You Know?

The Taco Bell Advertisement on TV was real & ran nationally.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Elle and Paulette drive to her ex-husband's house to pick up Rufus, the camera is reflected in the car door.See more »
Paulette:So what's a girl to do? He's a guy who followed his pecker to greener pastures. I'm a middle aged, high school drop out with stretch marks and a fat ass.See more »
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24 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
an adorable movie with a great show from Reese Witherspoon, 6 April 2006
Author: The_Amazing_Spy_Rises from United States

My rule when rating movies is to review it all by itself....don't compare it to something else that's completely different from itself. That's the mindset you have to have when watching Legally Blonde, the movie that Reese Witherspoon managed to get a Golden Globe nomination out of. No kidding here. It's really an adorable movie that is appropriate for any age....a very light PG-13.

Elle Woods (2006 Oscar Winner Reese Witherspoon) has it all....the perfect boyfriend, Warner, who is handsome, charming, and driven, the perfect life, awesome friends, and a really cute dog. But all of this seems minuscule to the fact that her boyfriend has just dumped her because she is not serious enough, and he wants a girl that is well received by the public when he begins his political career. So, Warner enrolls at Harvard University, leaving Elle (it sounds like the letter 'L') disheveled and sad. Then, 'going where no blonde has gone before' (good use of tagline, right?), Elle decides to work extra hard to enroll at Harvard to win her man back. Well, Elle (funny rhyming there) achieves the requirements in tests and community service, and sends in a very interesting video essay, and gains entrance to the prestigious university. She quickly finds out that not only is her dream man already engaged to another woman (Selma Blair), but Elle is not widely liked around campus. She finds her calling in law, and with the guidance of a friend (the likable and funny Luke Wilson), proves to be a talented prospect in the field.

The film is a very watchable film from start to finish, as the movie's opening theme song (Hoku's hit song "Perfect Day") is catchy and likable. Reese Witherspoon's performance is so great and hilarious, yet so true to herself as a person. She shines like the sun in this movie. It can be a little silly at times, not to mention a tad unrealistic and dragging, but Witherspoon's ability overshadows those unfortunate facts. The supporting cast is also good, with Selma Blair and Luke Wilson leading the bunch. Also in there is 'Waiting...' star Alanna Ubach, Matthew Davis, Jennifer Coolidge (NBC's 'Joey'), Ali Larter, Victor Garber as Elle's law professor, and 'Scooby-Doo' star Linda Cardellini.

This is the ultimate 'girl power' movie that every person without a Y chromosome will love. Not all men will like it, but I enjoy it whenever it's on television. It's not something I'd buy, but one that is a great rent for the whole family. Also, a word to the wise: watch this one, and this one only, for the sequel is probably the most disappointing sequel in history.

7/10 --spy

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