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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elle Woods
... Emmett
... Vivian Kensington
... Warner
... Professor Callahan
... Paulette
... Professor Stromwell
... Brooke Taylor Windham
... Margot
... Serena
... Dorky David Kidney
... Chutney
... UPS Guy
... Enid
... Mrs. Windham Vandermark
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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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Also Known As:

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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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Trivia

During the opening credits, a group of (mostly) guys is seen wrestling on a lawn in front of a fraternity house. These folks are actual Caltech students, and were a last-second addition to this scene: they showed up on the set (the row of fraternity and sorority houses featured are administrative buildings on the edge of Caltech's campus) unannounced and were invited to join in the filming. See more »

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The judge refers to the case as "the State v. Brooke Windham". Massachusetts, like Pennsylvania, Virginia and Kentucky, is a commonwealth and would have been referred to as such by any judge. See more »

Quotes

Elle: This is what I need to become.
Old Lady at Manicurist: What? Practically deformed?
Elle: No, a law student.
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Referenced in Lizzie McGuire: Just One of the Guys (2003) See more »

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Magic
Written by Will.i.am (as Will Adams), Apl.de.Ap (as Allen Pineda), Taboo (as Jaime Gomez)
Contains replayed elements of "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" Written by Sting
Performed by The Black Eyed Peas, featuring Terry Dexter
Produced by Will.i.am (as Will Adams) & Ron Fair
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from A&M Records
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I Love Reese
8 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

How can a man of seventy fall in love with a movie star? Well, I did and it's easy when it's Reese Witherspoon. Legally Blond is not a perfect film - the script has more holes than Swiss cheese and the sub-plot is as old as the hills - but who cares when you are looking at Reese Witherspoon who lights up every scene as though she were Times Square personified! What a doll! Of all the current stars she is the ONLY one who really hearkens back to the Golden Age of Cinema and she especially reminds me of Carole Lombard who was the ultimate funny lady who was a knock-out too! As far as I am concerned, Reese can do no wrong - she obviously has brains besides beauty and the two are a lethal combination.


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