Legally Blonde
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Reese Witherspoon stars in this romantic comedy, the feature film debut of award-winning Australian director Robert Luketic. As a ravishing Miss Hawaiian Tropic, sorority president, and calendar girl, Elle Woods (Witherspoon) is a big hit on the campus of her sun-drenched Los Angeles college. She's also got the perfect boyfriend in Warner Huntington III (Matthew Davis), a wealthy East Coast blue blood. Fearing that his snooty friends and family will never accept the bubble-headed Elle, however, Warner dumps her before heading off to graduate law school at Harvard University. Determined to… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ms. Witherspoon won me over right from the start."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"As an actor of distinction who's all of 25, Reese Witherspoon reveals interesting dark roots even as she plays golden girls."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
""Legally Blonde" is a career misstep for a talented actress capable of creating much more complex characters."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Silly comic fluff with as much substance as a scented resume printed on pink paper. But this movie is deliciously funny."
‑ Tim Riley,
"Mrs. Witherspoon is cast well below her considerable talents as an airhead Bel Air brat who has it all."
‑ Robert Bledsoe, Film Threat
"It's a formula that's well done here with plenty of laughs."
‑ Paul Clinton (,
"Slick, sexy, and charming, this romantic comedy should catapult the gifted Reese Witherspoon to major movie stardom"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"An agreeable trifle, a fairy-tale piece of fluff that is nevertheless fun and funny."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"With Witherspoon donning 40 different hairstyles for her role as the pouty and perky Elle, Legally Blonde is a ditsy and Day-Glo treat."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Witherspoon deserves better than this."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"They've devised a potentially rich premise, only to play it safe, smoothing off every sharp edge and dumbing down any acerbic point."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Bombshell discovers her brainy side in fun romp for teens+."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"...consistently entertaining and enjoyable."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"This is a modern day Capra movie, which means you might be embarrassed to tell your friends you went to see it, but you left the theater with a big smile on your face."
‑ Brad Laidman, Film Threat
"Comes up just short of making a winning case."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
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