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Legally Blonde (2001)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 13 July 2001 (USA)
Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, while she is there she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.

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Robert Luketic

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Amanda Brown (novel), Karen McCullah (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
Oz Perkins ... Dorky David Kidney
Linda Cardellini ... Chutney
Bruce Thomas ... UPS Guy
Meredith Scott Lynn ... Enid
Raquel Welch ... Mrs. Windham Vandermark
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Storyline

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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Blondes DO have more fun! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Legalmente rubia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,377,426, 15 July 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$96,520,674

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$141,774,679
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

On her first day, Elle comments that, "Whoever said orange is the new pink is seriously disturbed." This is a reference to Producer Marc Platt's other production, Josie and the Pussycats (2001), in which teenagers are brainwashed into thinking "orange is the new pink." See more »

Goofs

When Elle and Paulette are confronting Paulette's ex-husband about Paulette having custody of their dog, Rufus, Elle says that Paulette has custody rights according to Habeas Corpus. Habeas Corpus allows a prisoner the right to be presented before a court by a bailiff, not the right to have custody of pets. However, Elle is merely using this term so as to sound official and to confuse Paulette's ex-husband, not to be correct in her terminology. See more »

Quotes

Elle: Here it is!
Professor Callahan: It's pink...
Elle: Oh! And it's scented! I think it gives it a little something extra, don't you think? Okay, well, see you next class!
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References The Love Boat (1977) See more »

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Don't Need You To (Tell Me I'm Pretty)
Written by Diane Warren
Performed by Samantha Mumba
Courtesy of Universal International Music, B.V.
By Arrangement with A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Good Movie
12 July 2001 | by Tom RitoSee all my reviews

Saying this is a good movie may not sound like much, but after watching all the other summer movies, this is a breath of fresh air. Reese Witherspoon is proving to be one of the best young actors of our time and she makes this movie something fun to see. Other than "The Sexy Beast", this was one movie that was any good so far this summer.


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