Legally Blonde (2001)

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Legally Blonde (stylized as LEGALLY blonde) is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Robert Luketic, written by Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith, and produced by Marc E. Platt. The film stars Reese Witherspoon as a sorority girl who struggles to win back her ex-boyfriend by earning a law degree, along with Luke Wilson as a young attorney she meets during her studies, Matthew Davis as the ex-boyfriend, Selma Blair as his new fiancée, Victor Garber and Holland Taylor as law professors, Jennifer Coolidge as a manicurist, and Ali Larter as a fitness instructor accused of murder. The screenplay is based on the novel of the same name by Amanda Brown. Lutz based the film's sorority culture on her own experiences at James Madison University.

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In her senior year as a Southern California college student, girlish sorority president Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) majors in fashion merchandising and is seriously in love with her boyfriend, Warner Huntington III (Matthew Davis), who will attend Harvard Law School the following year. She excitedly expects him to ask her to marry him, but instead he breaks up with her, explaining he needs a more "serious" girlfriend for his legal and political career.



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Professor Callahan

Professor Stromwell

Brooke Taylor Windham


Dorky David


Samantha Lemole

Kelly Nyks
Arrogant Aaron

Ted Kairys

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Paulette: (to her ex-husband) I'm takin' the dog... DUMBASS!

Elle: (wearing a bunny costume and shopping for a laptop computer) Don't ask. Emmett: Wasn't gonna.

Elle: You're breaking up with me because I'm too... blonde? Warner Huntington III: Well, no. That's not entirely true... Elle: Then what? My boobs are too big?


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Legally Blonde (2001) - Official Movie Trailer

Release Date26 June 2001
US Box Office$95,000,000
TaglineThis summer go blonde!
Filming LocationsAll Saint's Episcopal Church - 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, California, USA
Sound MixDTS-Stereo, DTS, SDDS
Film TypeFeature
Film ClassComedy of Manners, Romantic Comedy
MoodMood Enhancers
ThemesFish Out of Water, Underdogs, Culture Clash, Success is the Best Revenge
TonesBright, Whimsical, Easygoing, Springlike, Sweet, Light, Satirical

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