Usually, all the romantic films we see are with characters in high school or in corporate adult lives. However, Legally Blonde was one of the first films to break that trend, showcasing the main character in Harvard Law College of all places! The film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Amanda Brown, and it’s one of the first few films to truly usher the age of ‘Mean Girls-like’ romantic comedies that we need to talk about. Also, this is the film that gave Reese Witherspoon her big break, which is just a bonus!
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The Movie Review
The protagonist Elle is essentially your typical, classy and ditsy blonde girl. She has spent the last four years being happy and content with life and hasn’t given any thought to her future. She’s got everything, she’s the homecoming queen, president of her sorority, and a terrific dresser, and she’s about to get her diploma.
However, when her lover decides to leave her and declares he’s enrolling at Harvard Law School, she decides to follow him, not out of love, but out of pure, unfiltered spite. Elle, who is at the top of her class and receives a virtually flawless LSAT score, is admitted to the renowned college even though she had fooled everyone into thinking she’s a klutz!
She feels out of place there, though, and everyone makes fun of the brazen and obviously inebriated blonde. Will Elle be able to cut her way through the toxicity of Harvard’s bullies, or will she simply be doomed to fail?!
Legally Blonde can be considered many things, but pretentious is not one of its qualities. It is a clever enough film to avoid any cliches or at the very least contradict them even if it is aware that it is not great art and won’t win any big awards. It also proceeds with the preposterous plot while being fully aware of how absurd it is. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, in my opinion. I sincerely feel that sometimes you just need to switch off your brain and take in a movie for what it is.
Legally Blonde is a romp from start to finish, every second is entertaining.
It can be incredibly refreshing on occasion to watch a film that isn’t an independent, art, foreign, or silent movie. Some soul food for the brain is all you need sometimes, and this film is far better than you’d probably expect thanks to some outstanding casting, a beautifully light and gentle touch in the direction, and a surprisingly strong script.
The cast is the carrying force of Legally Blonde though, as Reese Witherspoon gives a fantastic, humorous, and utterly authentic performance. She’s almost perfect as Elle, she radiates like the sun. Luke Wilson and Selma Blair are at the head of a strong supporting cast. Along with those two, the cast also includes Linda Cardellini from “Scooby-Doo,” Victor Garber as Elle’s law professor, Matthew Davis, Jennifer Coolidge, Ali Larter, and Alanna Ubach.
The film has a really glossy and pinkish atmosphere to it, which is something you can expect from me proper girl flick. This is as good as it gets when it comes to power fantasies for women, it’s smart and sharply shot where its aesthetic it’s part of the charm. Legally Blonde also features some of the best use of the color pink in general, which makes it so enticing to watch. The use of music in the film is actually pretty decent, although the soundtrack itself is not one of my favorites. However, it’s used very smartly, so I can appreciate it at the very least.
Ultimately, Legally Blonde is not only a highly humorous film but one that’s also very smart, gentle, explosive, and yet extremely sweet and empathetic.
It’s one of the most enjoyable moviegoing experiences of 2001, a year that also saw the release of some incredibly profound and cutting-edge masterpieces. I like the contrast that Legally Blonde provided since it is a unique movie without relying too heavily on pushing that artistic merit.
- It’s cute, girly and genuinely funny!
- The writing is sharp, and the plot is simple but fun!
- The casting is great, Reese Witherspoon is a treasure
- The art style is great, visually pleasing and fun to look at
- The soundtrack is a bit bland