Monday, August 6, 2012

Review: Legally Blonde

Director: Robert Luketic

Starring: Reese Witherspoon

Year: 2001

Genre: Romance/Comedy

Rated: PG-13

Length: 96 min.

IMDB Summary: 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.

What makes Legally Blonde such a delight is Witherspoon's witty and talented portrayal of the stereotypical "blonde" who, despite others' expectations of her, turns out to be an intelligent law student. Witherspoon is perfect for the character of Elle Woods, making her come off as charming in spite of her naive, party-girl persona. Another delightful aspect of this movie is the abundant use of situational irony to evoke humor (as if a blonde sorority queen attending Harvard isn't enough), rather than a strict adherence to crude jokes. With Witherspoon's marvelous acting and Luketic's impressive grasp of situational irony, Legally Blonde is a chick flick that's both perky and enjoyable.

For Parents:
Some sexual innuendo

My Rating:
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