Legally Blonde

Release Date: July 13th, 2001

DVD Release Date: November 6th, 2001

PG-13 |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But there is one thing stopping him (Matthew Davis) from proposing: She is too blond. Elle rallies all of her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back.

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber, Jennifer Coolidge, Holland Taylor, Ali Larter

Director: Robert Luketic

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Marc Platt Productions

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: 2000s, Rise, Underdog, Charming, Hilarious, Love interest, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Predictable, cutesy and surprisingly short on genuine humor, Legally Blonde gets by thanks to the magnetic presence of Witherspoon. show more

  • 80
    Wall Street Journal

    Thanks to Ms. Witherspoon's artful portrayal of a winning, if beachless, Gidget, I found Legally Blonde very enjoyable.

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Smart screwball comedy that upends the stereotype of the airhead towhead. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical