Sunday, 4 May 2014

Chick Flick Review: Legally Blonde(s)

Hi guys,

So the final in the week series of the chick flick reviews is Legally Blonde. I have also included Legally Blonde 2 and Legally Blondes; it is a blonde special.

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Legally Blonde


An extraordinary comic performance from Reese Witherspoon makes Legally Blonde a winner. Witherspoon’s Elle is a ditzy blonde forced by circumstances to metamorphose into a strong-minded and academic lawyer, without losing her strong sense of self in the process. After majoring in fashion sales, she applies to Harvard Law School to pursue the boy who jilted her, and discovers that she is smart as well as beautiful.Much of this is standard fish-out-of-water fare, with drab "intellectuals" snubbing the colourful and well-meaning Elle. Yet feminists will be disconcerted to discover that, apparently, a life of manicures and accessorising will teach you as much about female solidarity as decades of consciousness-raising! Recruited to the defence team of a fitness guru, she takes the defendant’s innocence for granted rather than feeling superior to her. Gradually, she and her ex's new fiancĂ©e build a fragile friendship that matters to both of them; Selma Blair is excellent as the snobbish vulnerable Vivienne. It might be a predictable self-help fairytale, but it’s also well-observed, cute and funny.
On the DVD: the DVD is presented in 1.78:1 ratio with 5.1 Dolby digital sound as standard. The disc also comes with a wealth of features, including a documentary on the film's obsession with hairstyles--outlining the struggle to keep its heroine bleach blonde from day to day--and a bubbly commentary from Witherspoon and director Robert Luketic. There are also promos, a theatrical trailer and an optional trivia track. --Roz Kaveney

I love Legally Blonde. I watched this for the first time years ago and I was hooked. So much so that I initially applied to do Law as a degree, before I went full circle. It's the sort of film that can be described as fluffy but I have never met anyone who doesn't like it. I love Reese Witherspoon as an actress anyway, I don't think I have seen her in a film I don't like. She just brings this amazing quality to the role. 

Legally Blonde 2


The winning comic finesse of Reese Witherspoon drives Legally Blonde 2. It's astonishing that the sequel could possibly be daffier than the first movie, but Legally Blonde 2 leaves reality behind like an unflattering outfit. Unemployed lawyer Elle Woods (Witherspoon) sets off to the US capitol to ban cosmetics testing on animals, after discovering that her beloved Chihuahua's own mother is being used as a test subject. Washington DC becomes a testing ground for Elle's mettle, as she grapples with callous committees, backstabbing representatives and devious aides to get her bill considered by Congress, with some help from her sorority sisters and her hairdresser friend Paulette (Jennifer Coolidge). Witherspoon bursts with charisma and dazzles with sheer performing skill; she's the comic heir to screwball comedienne Carole Lombard--which is high praise. The film also features Bob Newhart and Sally Field. --Bret Fetzer
So Legally Blonde 2 is a little far fetched. It is the same kind of storyline, how Elle Woods overcomes the adversary and proves Blonde is best when it comes to comical films. I don't have a stand out scene in this film, except when gay dogs are introduced? I think it is good as a sequel considering sometimes that sequels can be absolutely rubbish. What I do like about the sequel is that it shows "sisterhood". The fact that people can come together to overcome problems and hardships is what we need to see more off in films, even if it is a bit of fluff.

Legally Blondes

Product Description

A follow-up to 'Legally Blond 2', this time without Reese Witherspoon in the cast, instead starring Camilla Rosso, Rebecca Rosso and Brittany Curran. When Elle Woods' young, blonde cousins Annie (Camilla Rosso) and Izzy (Becky Rosso) move from England to California, they find themselves in a totally different world than the one they're used to. When faced with being framed for a crime they didn't commit, Izzy and Annie prove once again that blondes must never be underestimated...

Sooooo, I am not going to recommend this film to watch. It follows the younger cousins of Elle as they move to California from Kentfield, England. They soon get on the wrong side of the wrong people and get accused of cheating on a test. Soon follows a school courtroom situation where they have to prove their innocence. A really bad follow up, but if you have watched the other two, it might round it off. Think high school musical version of Legally blonde without the singing and without Zac Efron. Yeah, that bad.

Okay, so this is the end of the week long chick flick special. I will continue to pop a film review on every Friday with my book reviews. If there is anything specific you would like a review on then please let me know.

See you soon,

Rachael xox

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