“Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen, is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school. While she is there, she figures out that there is more to her than just looks.”
Director: Robert Luketic
Writers: Amanda Brown, Karen McCullah, Kirsten Smith
Staring: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair
Release Date: July 13, 2001
To personal shock and horror, Legally Blonde was not on my movie list, even though I KNOW I had seen it many many times before. Just a complete oversight by yours truly, but was happy to rectify it this week and put in officially on the excel spread sheet.
The main takeaway from Legally Blond has to be that Reese Witherspoon must have had an absolute blast making this movie. Playing the part of Elle Woods is an excuse to be loud, confident and funny. Sure there are some cringe scenes here and there, but the entire atmosphere of the movie is great.
A major shoutout to the two side characters that steal the show. Oz Perkins as Dorky David and Holland Taylor as Professor Stromwell. Two characters that have few lines and moments, but make the most.
The unsung funny moment I realized this viewing is that Dorky David is wearing classic dad Nike sneakers with his suit when he is walking with Elle Woods into the court prior to the climatic scene.
STANKO RATING: B (3.0/5 Stars)