- Original title
- Running time
- 96 min.
- United States
Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith (Novel: Amanda Brown)
Anthony B. Richmond
Comedy | Schools & University. Teen Comedy
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- Synopsis / Plot
- Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She's the president of her sorority, a Hawaiian Tropic girl, Miss June in her campus calendar, and, above all, a natural blonde. She dates the cutest fraternity boy on campus and wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But, there's just one thing stopping Warner (Matthew Davis) from popping the question: Elle is too blonde. Growing up across the street from Aaron Spelling might mean something in LA, but nothing to Warner's East-Coast blue blood family. So, when Warner packs up for Harvard Law and reunites with an old sweetheart from prep school, Elle rallies all her resources and gets into Harvard, determined to win him back. But law school is a far cry from the comforts of her poolside and the mall. Elle must wage the battle of her life, for her guy, for herself and for all the blondes who suffer endless indignities everyday.
: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Motion Picture Comedy and Actress (Witherspoon)
- Critics' reviews
"A featherweight comedy balanced between silliness and charm. (...) Rating: ★★★ (out of four)."
Roger Ebert: Chicago Sun-Times
"The character as written is incoherent, but Ms. Witherspoon has the reflexes to make Elle both appealing and ridiculous. It's funny -- in that slightly queasy, un-P.C. Doris Day kind of way."
Dana Stevens: The New York Times
"Really nothing more than 'Clueless' redux but without the edgy, knowing wit."
Michael O'Sullivan: The Washington Post
"Guilty of inciting a near-laugh riot thanks to an irresistible leading lady whose comic instincts are as impeccable as her manicure. (...) Rating: ★★★ (out of four)."
Susan Wloszczyna: USA Today
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