Legally Blonde (2001) - Comedy, Romance

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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.

IMDB: 6.2
Director: Robert Luketic
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 67 out of 558 found boring (12%)

One-line Reviews (269)

She was used to approach problems and make decisions with heart rather than brain, which lead to easy give-up in front of unexpected frustrations.

But this was very enjoyable.

Don't waste your time.

With her role in "Legally Blonde," Witherspoon brought her toolbox of talents, which is filled with charm, beauty, enthusiasm and sense of humor to create an exciting and fun atmosphere for audiences to enjoy the movie.

Predictable formula fun, "LB" gets off to a good start with the freshness of "Clueless", pushes its own envelope of believability in the middle, and ends with a major feel good moment.

I think the bored-sounding director, producer, and star (Reese Witherspoon) in the commentary track on the DVD say it all.

This has to be one of the worst movies I have ever had the misfortune to view.

Words like arduous, pointless and inane spring to mind when thinking about Paulette.

Enjoyable Fluff .

There were also some sterling supporting performances, notably by Selma Blair as the rival, who gradually evolves from a horsey country-clubber into a stunning beauty as the film progresses (with appropriate character development from a snooty bitch to a warm friend).

Enjoyable, funny, amusing and there's a message behind this film.

Of course the movie has very little plot.

Even in one hour and a half, you find time to get bored and this movie that is supposed to be a comedy isn't funny at all, in the long run.

The main problem with this movie is its banal and severely childish and stupid humor, filling a solid half of the movie.

I felt a university life in the United States is very attractive and exciting.

Worse of all the movie is dull and boring.

But the overall drift is good and entertaining.

legally bland....

" Another film that also broke the cliché barrier in spite of its cuteness is "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" 1997 with Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino as the impossible pair!

Although this is not a deep movie, in that it gives the strange message about how good looking people are unfairly judged (yeah, they .. make that we [heh heh] really suffer), it is very funny and extremely entertaining.

it is formulatic, predictable, etc but it was very entertaining to watch Reese Witherspoon strut her stuff across the screen..I think Reese is one of the most undervalued actors in Hollywood today..Her role in this movie was somewhat similar to her role in Election , she was quite amusing...

Surprisingly enjoyable .

"Cruel intentions" was drama, but it was comedy instead, which makes it more stunning.

With her role in "Legally Blonde," Witherspoon brought her toolbox of talents, which is filled with charm, beauty, enthusiasm and sense of humor to create an exciting and fun atmosphere for audiences to enjoy the movie.

Instead, it was a sensitive, if amusing coming of age for all the protagonists, including, in the end analysis, some of the older characters.

Contrived, heavy, and so last year.

While it isn't thought provokingand is rather predictable most of the time, it manages to be a wellpaced, entertaining film.

A few of the supporting players make an impact (Blair is a good match for Witherspoon as a drab, snotty classmate, Coolidge adds another zany concoction to her resume, Davis is just right as the boyfriend and Taylor scores with her customary command of the screen.

I would never have chosen to see this movie on my own, but my 12 year old niece enjoyed it beyond belief.

This film is funny, charming, interesting and entertaining.

But I really enjoyed it (maybe it was the wine).

A typical teen-yawn which once again raises the common question associated with these types of movies - Why are these "beautiful", "glamorous" college-aged actors and actresses getting paid millions of dollars to turn out such dull, useless garbage?

Allright, I've seen way too many movies, but these are way too predictable.

This movie could easily be compared to another "coming of age" film, RISKY BUSINESS.

I highly recommend it to anyone who's ever been passed over for something because of age, color, size, etc.--in other words, anyone who's ever been discriminated against.

Her solitude as she is shunned by the so called next generation law elite, only strengthens her resolve, and thanks to Witherspoon's engaging turn, we are with her all the way.

Enjoyable fluff and incredibly well cast.

Not only ugly, boring, serious people go to Law School...

It's thoroughly enjoyable with good performances, especially Jennifer Coolidge who steals almost every scene she's in.

She is funny and intense.

Thank God for movies like "Legally Blonde" and "Napoleon Dynamite" to cure a headache caused by a brilliant, but extremely intense, Lars Von Trier's experience, just to give an example).

I like movies about trails because they are exciting and thrilling.

Mildly entertaining at best.

This week has had a bit of a lull in summertime block busters.

In short, about as cliched and predictable as a Lakers 3-peat with Shaq riding the coat-tails.

No need to get upset, though: like the previous girly film from writer Karen McCullah Lutz (10 Things I Hate About You), it's a very entertaining one.

There is much silliness, therefore, but the story holds together nicely, and it proves to be a very entertaining fantasy.

One of the more entertaining movies this summer (2001).

I really enjoyed it.

It doesn't have much depth, the main character is much too perfect, and the storylines are rather predictable.

"Legally Blonde" is a fun, goofy, entertaining movie about a "dumb blonde" who learns that she is smarter than she thought she was.

But I gave it a second chance on video and I enjoyed it.

See the movie if you really want to see a trite un-funny 'attempting to be cliche cute' movie.

This movie was cute, funny and very entertaining.

This is such a boring, unfunny, hypocritical, lame and unintelligent movie.

Aggravating and boring at worst.

I think that everyone who is either depressed or bored should be made to watch this one.


As it was, it was successful enough at the box office (very, actually) to generate a sequel (yawn) and in 2007, a Broadway musical comedy version.

But if a film is meant to be light and fluffy it should at least be entertaining and funny.

It's just not what I expected, it was very enjoyable especially for a teenage girl like me.

It's very funny & entertaining!

Very stereotyped, the plot is very predictable!

In fact, you'll probably forget most of it the instant you leave the theater.

It was very entertaining and full of laughs!!

Legally Blonde, which would later spawn a sequel, a spin-off, and a Broadway musical, may become overbearing for some, because so much of the film is weighed on Witherspoon's shoulders and if one tires from her fast, the experience could very well be a tedious one.

Everything in this movie was completely predictable.

My boyfriend enjoyed it at least as much as I did.

A surprisingly entertaining film!!.

If you are looking for a film that is entertaining, without being stupid, and trashy, this is the film for you.

This is simply one of the more entertaining movies of 2001.

Very funny at times, and very entertaining.

Don't waste your money....

It overcomes its predictable elements and exceeds expectations.

I went in with an open mind and I walked out with an empty head.

Although at the beginning of the film I found and felt that compared to her other films Reese Witherspoon wasn't trying hard enough, later on in this fantastically plotted movie the story kicks in with plenty of unexpected twists and turns, Reese strikes back the attention with her girly girl character Elle, never without her pink outfits or long que of men behind her!

The plot is predictable from start to finish, filled with painfully familiar subplots.

yawn .

I whistfully walked out of the theater with a skip to my step.

I was left fulfilled and never bored from this, and can always respect a film that is able to shred my cynicism and offer compelling insight that could definitely prove factual in today's society.

Reese Witherspoon goes Harvard - entertaining fun and laughter guaranteed .

There are some very entertaining court scenes near the end, which I enjoyed very much, as I'm a big fan of court dramas.

I definitely think this movie is worth watching with a bunch of your girlfriends-oh, it is a chic flick, so you girls are going to have to force your boyfriends to watch!

I crapped myself 5 times after finishing this movie and quickly downed a bottle of Listerine in an effort to dull the pain.

very funny), and at some points I was getting a little bored.

In this film Elle wore some absolutely stunning outfits which most girls would dream of and luckily for her, as agreed on the contract she got to keep every single one of them.

" The story of 'Legally Blonde' is highly unbelievable, and yet enjoyable at the same time.

The plot was very predictable, but even so, it was very entertaining.

This movie is like a vanilla ice-cream cone -- sweet, empty calories that taste great on a hot summer day.

However, this film I ve seen a few times and have enjoyed it each time.

Sunshine filled the room and smiles lit up my face as I was part of the most enjoyable and refreshing films of year.

Legally Blonde is probably the worst movie I've seen this summer.

If you are searching for a film with any insight about overcoming stereotypes (even the usual banal Hollywood offering), then look elsewhere.

This rubbish is written for an equally zero-IQ audience - predictable, boring and totally unwitty script, and frankly embarrassing....

I remember seeing previews for Legally Blonde and i said to my friends "Oh God, talk about worst movie of the year!

Contrived, formulaic, fun feel good movie.

Unless it's after 12 AM, I cannot stand asinine, pointless humor.

Relatively harmless comedy, but predictable and only sporadically funny .

and for what it is, really entertaining.

It was a little silly, but more entertaining than some I've seen this year.

Legally Blond is a lighthearted comedy with a silly and predictable plot (and I do mean predictable, laughably so, you can see what's coming next throughout the picture).

Unexpected Plot .

Granted, it's bit like "Clueless", but it's a funnier and more entertaining version of the former.

it is totally a waste of time.

This movie is very enjoyable and I give it 6 stars and three thumbs up!!!!!

This film, heavily inspired by (all right, stolen from) Clueless and Working Girl, is fine if you're in the mood for a silly, entertaining flick.

Harvard as a truly rough, nasty, unforgiving den of status-whoring and social climbing would have offered a much more entertaining contrast and array of options for Elle to bounce off of.

I enjoyed it and wasn't completely annoyed that I saw it.

Worst Movie of the Year.

It was funny, had a good pace and was very entertaining.

Unlike several rather unwatchable movies that went through similar success at the box office during that period, "Legally Blonde" is actually good.

Soul Survivors, Home Fries etc. However, somehow this movie overcomes those two details to be a rather enjoyable little flick.

There was great humour and an extremely imaginative but gripping storyline.

Really a nice cute comedy that's fun and enjoyable a must watch really for the sweetheart Reese Witherspoon.

Yes, this movie is predictable and formulaic.

It is a trite, silly film, and certainly not responsible for any great cinematic innovation.

The way I see it: Legally Blonde is a fun, entertaining, funny, enjoyable movie.

One qualm is that it's fairly predictable (due in part to a revealing trailer) and it demonstrates that ugly people often finish last.

I don't want to give away the ending for those foolish enough to think that this film may be in some way amusing, interesting or entertaining.

In fact, one could even say that the film's big and only problem is the fact that despite its twists, the story ends up as predictable for the very nature of the fish out of water style of comedy (underdod beats obstacles against all odds).

Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that despite being somewhat predictable and full of clichés, this film still managed to be funny in its own unique way with Reese Witherspoon being tailor-made for her particular role.

It's too bad that the movie got so lost at the end, because it was otherwise a very entertaining comedy.

It was a fun, entertaining, and cute film.

I highly recommend Legally Blonde for an enjoyable time out at the movies.

Formulaic, but entertaining and meaningful story of a fashion-obsessed sorority girl who's heartbroken after being dumped by her spoiled, Harvard law-bound boyfriend.

So far, one of the more enjoyable, relaxing/funny movies I've seen all year.

I enjoyed it more as a movie than I did as a comedy though.

Light-hearted fun and entertaining.

The screenplay was one giant cliche and I easily guessed everything that was going to happen, even the alibi of Ali Larter's character.

"Cruel intentions" was drama, but it was comedy instead, which makes it more stunning.

It boring like hell.

silly but rather entertaining .

Sunshine filled the room and smiles lit up my face as I was part of the most enjoyable and refreshing films of year.

Luke Wilson, as a fellow law student, is engaging and obviously sees the joke in the material, and VICTOR GARBER is excellent as a law teacher on the make for legally blonde Witherspoon.

"My Cousin Vinny" is a classic story of unexpected legal brilliance in two very-ethnic everyday folks.

Breezy, enjoyable comedy .

What could have been a very funny comedy about overachieving underdogs and how to get back at your man, instead turns into sappy, unrealistic, and rather boring cheap laughs.

It's so formulaic as to be insulting.

I'm 15 and really enjoyed it.

Jennifer Coolidge is hilarious in her role, she had good chemistry with Reese, and was enjoyable to watch!.

This is the worst movie I've seen for years.

The central character is so sympathy- arousing ,`Determined' and "Maddening" that you once forget the famous cliché LIFE'S A BITCH!!!!

Yes the movie is predictable and yes it works on sterotypes.

I was dragged to this horrendous flic by my girlfriend.

Mostly everything was unexpected and everything that wasn't was because they were shown in the commercials.

very entertaining "clueless" type of movie .

good-looking blonde girls aren't automatically evil, stupid or whatever ("Law school is for people who are boring and ugly and serious").

On my way to watching it i was expecting a crappy chick movie but when it finished i was very surprised i enjoyed it.

An enjoyable watch for fun entertainment.

There have been many formulaic comedies that I may have had a few good laughs while viewing.

Overall this is an enjoyable piece of fluff.

It is very entertaining.

It's not brilliant, but it is entertaining and funny.

Uneventful and boring.

funny but a very cliché movie of all times!!.

" She is stunning to look at, alright, and continues to give an effortlessly fantastic performance.

Men may not like this movie because it would be considered as a 'chick flick', but it had unexpected twists and turns that might change male minds about 'chick flicks'.

The plot to `Legally Blonde' is simple: Girl loses boy, girl goes in search of boy to make him her own… However, the outcome, while ultimately predictable, is not exactly as formulaic as it could have been and has some good messages about who we all are and that how we think of ourselves ultimately determines our role in the time and space we occupy.

Funny and entertaining .

" It was painful to watch Reese Witherspoon wither on the vine, with a predictable plot, shallow supporting characters, and blindingly unattractive clothes.

The entire movie was predictable including most of the jokes.

An enjoyable movie .

This film has, like, way too many deus ex machinae (like, wow, I, like, used Latin) but it is nevertheless enjoyable.

This movie is very entertaining.

It takes the cliché of Malibou Barbie and does nothing with it.

She definitely made Elle an engaging and vivacious personality that one will remember her and guys would not taker their eyes off her.

It's a fun feel good movie, extremely contrived and very formulaic, and guess what, it works for those reasons.

OK she did a great job here, she justified her role but the totality of the movie is so cliché!!...

It's thoroughly enjoyable!

West meets east with unpredictable results.

Never far away from the material which first brought us the shallow, yet deeply involved in her shallowness, Beverley Girl ("Clueless"), "Legally Blonde" (awful title, boys) plunks this new Cher, named Elle, into the alien world of Harvard (obviously, except for the first arresting aerial shots of the vaunted institution, filmed in Los Angeles or thereabouts) and follows her through preppie parties and intimidating classes, accompanied by a band of clownish, broadly drawn, and entertaining supporting characters and temporary villains.

I enjoyed it thoroughly, and felt it had a positive message, dealt with it's plot and characters very respectfully, and ultimately did what a good comedy should, which is make me laugh.

In one rather poorly constructed and pointless scene, a rather average looking guy asks a girl out on a date.

Still entertaining, quickly moving and watchable.

The remainder is so trite as to be excruciating.

In a film that is far more engaging than expected, Reese Witherspoon's character in "Legally Blonde", Elle Woods, speaks blonde.

This was actually kind of an enjoyable movie.

It's not laugh your ass off funny, but it's pretty funny, and an enjoyable ride.

Very entertaining to say the least.

Its pleasant but predictable.

Much of Elle's success comes through the judicious application of blonde philosophy, which according to "Legally Blonde", gets to the root of a problem quicker than Decoré Blonding Creme gets to the roots of dull brown hair.

Also the film is visually stunning because of Sophie Carbonell's feisty use of colors for "Elle's" Wardrobe.

it's a very entertaining feelgood movie and I highly recommend it..

Still, it is a enjoyable movie with a typical happy ending, just don't put too much thinking into it, during or after the movie.

The only bad part about that movie is that the plot is somehow a predictable fairy life were the least thought of person ALWAYS makes it and in the end and is very successful which is not quite true in real life.

There are some exaggerated sides to the movie that are charmingly pushed to a sweet extreme making the movie seem a bit unreal from time to time yet keeping it marvelously entertaining.

I walked out of the theater actually feeling giddy, and I can't remember ever feeling that revved up after a film!

I'm a twenty-something male and I found this pretty entertaining.

An enjoyable feel-good film .

An unexpected outstanding film .

I don't normally go to these kind of films, but I caved and got dragged there by my girlfriend....

Very cute, very entertaining.

But one day, he's leaving her by announcing him that he's engaging in a politic career.

That's the answer this film provides when you hear people say that cliche statement: "They don't make 'em like that anymore.

With her role in "Legally Blonde," Witherspoon brought her toolbox of talents filled with charm, beauty, enthusiasm and sense of humor to create an exciting and fun atmosphere for audiences to enjoy the movie.

While this movie is, as many teen movies are, entirely pointless, it is the perfect thing for a fun night.

At Harvard, Elle has trouble being accepted by Warner's friends and by the more intense students.

The film is cliched and rather poorly written and utterly predictable.

Enjoyable cheese-fest .

It was rather predictable and irritating.

Enjoyable stuff for 13 and up.

I'm not saying this movie is any breakthrough or that it contains qualities of a classic or anything of that sort, but all in all it was very enjoyable film.

Very Entertaining .

You just come out of it feeling happy, entertained and amused (the script, if predictable and surreal at times, is dynamic and boisterously good fun), and that to me makes it well worth watching.

Her character represents the epitome of shallow, and she is rejected by the man she expects to marry because she is shallow, yet by holding true to herself through some pretty unbearable situations, she is able to work through her circumstances.

legally blonde is a fun movie to watch and is definitely entertaining.

Everything's predictable, including its smug undertone: although it advocates feminist empowerment, it still gets its greatest satisfaction lampooning lesbians and frigid Ivy League coeds and is only ready to conclude when our heroine gets Mr. Right.

However, like the other members of its set, I kind of enjoyed it.

The story line is one that's been done before, but the way it's handled by an excellent cast and film editor makes it a very entertaining movie.

It's tasteless, pointless, & has no charm.

Don't expect great art or even great comedy, but the movie's a nice diversion for a slow day or for little girls who need empowerment (the musical too).

Predictable from start to finish...

"Legally Blonde" is a very enjoyable film.

By the time I got up and walked out of the room, I detested this moron.

But I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Another movie to make young women want to bleach their heads (don't forget to leave those dark roots now) and idolize stupidity.

Sunshine filled the room and smiles lit up my face as I was part of the most enjoyable and refreshing films of year.

Don't waste you money.

The plot is good enough, for this type of movie, but apart from the original concept, it seemed too slow and rarely very funny.

An enjoyable chick flick .

But this movie is just one boring and arduous scene after another.

At first, I enjoyed it and laughed a few times.

She makes it work and totally enjoyable.

But, beyond the level of a predictable comedy, no one should look for any depth in this movie.

Illegally Bland .

If you want all encompassing entertaining fun, emotional depth, cutting taste of crazy violence (from Ray Liotta), high school reunion, blonde and brunette all at once (from Melanie Griffith), and somehow balancing all these elements against all odds (by Jeff Daniels), try Jonathan Demme's exceptional delivery of "Something Wild" 1986.

The writing of this movie is quite enjoyable.

At a first glance this movie seems a non-pretentious teeny-weeny faritale.

But the court case in this movie is so boring and insanely predictable.

Enjoyed it a lot.

" Then i gave it a shot with my mom I walked out of the theater amazed on how great this movie is!!

'Predictable' is too kind a word.

It's fun, fast-paced, entertaining fluff.

A silly, predictable plot and zero character development don't diminish its entertainment value one iota.

It had witty humor mixed in with a good moral of how one shouldn't prejudge others and cliche them to stereotypes.

I'm 62, male, and this isn't my usual entertainment fare, but it's a solidly enjoyable movie nonetheless.

It is silly, unrealistic, and quite enjoyable.

The film is too slow though, and if I had seen it at the cinema, I might have fallen asleep.

Also, it's just so predictable!

Shes stunning in this movie, a total knockout.

Good for only a few laughs, the movie is purely formulaic and is aimed at youngsters.

The writing of this movie is quite enjoyable.

The first time that I saw this movie I found parts of it quite boring and bland.

The result is a movie that is entertaining and delivers the lesson that it is better to rely on your intelligence than your looks.

It succeeds as what it intends to be, and that is, like I said, a light-hearted and entertaining movie.

Fell asleep midway thru the movie, as bad it was.

Still, while the ending may be predictable, it's everything in between what truly matters, so "Legally Blonde" makes up for that flaw with very funny jokes and the great performances by its cast.

In truth, I fell asleep for about five minutes during this cutting-edge masterpiece, so my review is of the movie I was able to comprehend.

the whole dinner scene at the beginning went on for far too long - __-and it felt awkward, kind of forced as well.

Predictable in the extreme .

Both protagonists have very different futures planned for themselves at the beginning, both encounter obstacles and unexpected twists of fate, resulting in their characters growth and development.

It was funny, exciting, had some court-room drama with a myster, gossipy, and just one of the best movies!!

And while the circumstances that Ms. Woods finds herself are a bit of a stretch, the enthusiasm and energy flow effortlessly towards a happy ending (with Luke Wilson) and its predictable sequel (Red, White, and Blonde).

Save your money and blow it on something important, like lottery tickets (at least that way you'll be paying my taxes!

The message of the movie is confusing.

I found it enjoyable.

This is an enjoyable journey-primarily due to Reese Witherspoon's incredible characterization.

The occasional waste of a stunning supporting cast.

I mean until Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) actually gets to Harvard the story is dull and uninteresting.

Movies' first goals are to be entertaining, not believable.

This movie is entertaining, and non-threatening, and how many movies are?

The story had a few terrible scenes where you just looked at the screen in pure horror at their generic attempt of intriguing sub-plot before you.

Cliched and predictable .

An enjoyable girl power flick with a mainstream message.

An enjoyable chick flick thanks to a charming performance by Reese Witherspoon.

As a "fish out of water" story, the film falls flat in that it embellishes, exaggerates and ultimately vindicates the sorority valley girl, Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods, while failing to do so for the Ivy League context in which she is immersed.

The story has "trite" written all over it.

Everyone had a smile on their face as they left the theater tonight.