Distributor: MGM Distribution Co.
Production Companies: Type A Films, Marc Platt Productions & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director: Robert Luketic
Producers: Marc Platt & Ric Kidney
Scriptwriters: Karen McCullah Lutz & Kirsten Smith
Main Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber & Jennifer Coolidge
Released: July 13 2001
Running Time: 96 Minutes
Certificate: 12 (Now 12A)
Legally Blonde is an essential film for all teenage girls to watch.
Elle Woods is a rich and spoilt airhead who is dumped by her fiancé, Warner. Elle goes through what every young woman goes through – heartbreak.
Elle only sees herself through Warner’s eyes and he doesn’t see her worth so Elle doesn’t value herself. As the film continues, we watch Elle’s transformation into a young and successful lawyer.
Legally Blonde follows Elle through this heartbreak as she tries to become a ‘Vanderbelt’ after Warner told her “If I’m going to be a senator by 30, I need to marry a Jackie, not a Marilyn.” Elle then follows Warner to law school and tries to win him back.
Viewers watch Elle find herself at Harvard Law School as she is left out and laughed at by her classmates as they see her as a dumb blonde who they believed woke up one day and decided to go to law school.
Her professor gives her advantages which Elle believes are down to all her hard work, but later finds out that it was all about her looks.
This film will inspire and encourage young women to not let anyone hold them back and that they are capable of really anything despite what other people think and say.
Legally Blonde sends out a powerful message, which is to always have faith in yourself.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10 – Excellent