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Legally Blonde (2001)
My favorite film- and excellent, hilarious, inspiring story for all young women.
I am absolutely in love with this film. It is a quintessential feel-good, inspirational underdog story. Elle Woods (Witherspoon) is a uber-positive, peppy California blonde who is suddenly jilted by her "perfect" boyfriend, Warner Huntington III who claims he needs a "Jackie not a Marilyn". Elle is completely convinced that she and Warner are made for each other, so she applies to Harvard Law school to follow him and is accepted.
She arrives in a completely different world where gray is the primary color and studious is every one's middle name. She is continuously needled by her professors and fellow students. One of these new enemies is Vivian Kensington, who we find out is Warner's fiancé and the reason for the breakup. But among the the doubt she finds Emmett Richmond (Wilson) who seems to be the only person she has thus encountered that has looked at her like she was a smart human being, not a stupid freak. And in true comedy fashion and romantic relationship develops. Elle also befriends and ditzy manicurist Paulette (Coolidge), who becomes her best friend and confidant. After a last draw of an insult from her former boyfriend she is thrust into full determination mode to prove her infinite worth and intelligence. No longer will she be the laughing stock.
She soon gains the attention of Professor Callahan who picks her for an internship during a criminal trial case he is defending. Again, we meet Emmett who is the only person who thinks she really has the power to do what she wants. Callahan, we find out is a son of a bitch who hits on her and only even chose for his internship because she was beautiful. Again down in the dumps, the defendent, Brooke Windham (Larter), who has gained Elle's trust replaces Callahan with Elle and OF COURSE, Elle wins the case by doing what she does best- knowing everything about beauty care.
Elle Woods is an excellent role model and this is a movie that deserves to be watched by all young women. It proves that if you are put in a place that people don't think you belong in-you can still succeed without compromising who you are, you style or what you believe in. Elle Woods embodies that completely.
I recommend this movie whole-heartedly. This is definitely a movie I will show to my younger cousins and my kids someday.
" i'm gonna cut your heart out with a spoon!"
I had heard very mixed reviews about this movie. And they are all true, there are some parts that are out of place, stupid, and lets not bring up Kevin Costner's accent. But looking past all that, this movie had a great amount of potential and I believe it delivers beautifully.
Kevin Costner gives a good performance, not by any means along the lines with Dances with Wolves, but he is very entertaining as the dashing, rogue Robin of Locksley (Robin Hood) And all this drama about his accent. I would most definitely like to hear him speak his normal accent that have to hear him fail miserably at a British one, it didn't take away from the part at all.
Morgan Freeman is great. He is VERY convincing as the North African Moor, Azeem, I enjoyed his character a lot, especially how he prays when everything is going wrong, very funny! He is one of the only characters that remind you about the troubles outside of Nottingham and Sherwood forest. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves takes place during the Crusades and it seems that after the short while in the beginning in Jerusalem, the idea of war ended, but the racism towards him from Friar Tuck and some of the men in the beginning reminds you of it.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is very very beautiful and plays a feisty, ballsy Marian. She is a terrific actress, but her character seems very two dimensional. None the less, you still root for her and Robin to get together and its a nice happy ending. And I can tell you, she screams excruciatingly loud, "ROOOBBBIIINNNN" I had a headache for a week, ;)
But the best character of all, is Alan Rickman's Sheriff of Nottingham. I have much to say about him. Probably one of the greatest villains to come along in a while. Maybe it's just me, but I grew up with the animated Disney version of Robin Hood where the Sheriff of Nottingham had that really annoying voice, humming along and picking up taxes. Rickman adds a whole new dimension to the character. Had he not been in the role, it would have been a disaster and I can't think of anyone as good as him to play this character. If you are looking for a reason to see this movie, this is it. He completely steals the show. But don't expect a Hans Gruber. The Sheriff is neurotic, sly, completely merciless ( He kills his own cousin!), and almost childish, especially in the scene where Robin cuts his face, he falls back and after at least 2 seconds starts screaming bloody murder, reminds me of my three year old cousin. Rickman steals the movie, no doubt about it. But, don't think that he just a running around yelling at people, conjuring revenge plots. He is extremely kick ass. Especially in the climatic fight scene at the end.
Robin Hood: Prince of Theievs is rounded out with a great supporting cast, including Christian Slater as Will Scarlett, the outsider and hateful woodsman who has a personal problem with Robin. Nick Brimble, as the brave, jolly Little John. He reminded me of Santa Claus, before the white beard.
All in all, this movie is very entertaining. Don't expect the Godfather when you see it, but I promise it's definitely worth the rental.