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Legally Blonde

Published March 20, 2021

Legally Blonde

Film info

  • Title Legally Blonde
  • Director Robert Luketic
  • Year 2001
  • Run time 1hr 36m
  • Genre Comedy
  • Tagline Don't judge a book by its hair color!

Elle Woods 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. So, when Warner packs up for Harvard Law and reunites with an old sweetheart from prep school, Ellie rallies all her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back. But law school is a far cry from hte comforts of her poolsire and the mall. Elle must wage the battle of her life, for her guy, for herself and for all blondes.

Live blog

TimeComment
2:49Pretty huge cast, don’t know why I haven’t watched this before.
5:16Big mistake, huge!
6:59“And I am fully amenable to that discussion.”
14:11Fashion merchandising! What a subject.
19:41That panel is lacking some diversity, for sure.
25:47Omg, I LOVE that she bought a heart-shaped notebook for law school.
31:50You can move on that fast if you want, but you can’t reuse nicknames like that.
34:15“She’s not completely unfortunate looking.”
41:16“She’s horrible,” says the actual bitch.
43:34It’s perfect that she’s gone for the Mac option.
44:16Learning montage!
49:19A pink scented resume… well, it’ll stand out from the crowd!
53:10“Happy people don’t shoot their husbands. They just don’t.”
1:00:11“I’d rather go to jail than lose my reputation.”
1:12:08The courtroom drawings as caricatures are something else.
1:20:13I would really like a history of those weird green courtoom lights.
1:27:48“The rules of haircare are simple and finite.” They are?

Thoughts

Everyone’s heard of Legally Blonde, I’m sure, but I really didn’t know a lot about it other than it recently becoming a musical. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to watch it, the film was so good from start to finish! It had echoes of Clueless and Mean Girls, but also had its own thing - a young woman realising she doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone, but herself.

So many good messages - being good to yourself, helping others, starting with trust, that whole Me Too moment. Amazing. And Legally Blonde 2 lined up to watch soon too.

Rating: 5 / 5

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