Legally Blonde Movie Review Summary

Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber, Jennifer Coolidge

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Legally Blonde

Elle Woods gets dumped by her boyfriend Warner because he wants someone who is more serious about her career. Elle goes into a deep depression, spending days in her room. Her friends come to take her to get her nails done, and she finds out from the newspaper that Warner is engaged to a girl named Vivian who he met in law school. Elle thinks she can win Warner back by becoming a Lawyer. She takes her Law School Admission Test and is passes and is accepted to Harvard. Upon her arrival, people at Harvard disapprove of her because she acts like a dumb blonde. Elle realizes that Warner will never respect her, so she tries really hard at law school to prove him wrong. Elle works on a case with a young attorney named Emmet. Elle knows the defendant Brooks in the case and believes she's innocent. Elle begins doing good work on the case and wins the favor of Vivian. The case goes on in court, with Emmet doing a lot of cross-examining. Elle must step up and use everything she has learned to find Brooks innocent.
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Best part of story, including ending: What I liked about this movie was that an underdog won in the end.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene was when she won the case in the end because she did a good job.

Opinion about the main character: What I liked most about the main character is that she proved her naysayers wrong.

The review of this Movie prepared by Vagrig Nazari a Level 7 Marbled Godwit scholar

This movie is about a girl that thought she was going to propose but found out that she got dumped by her boyfriend Warner. Supposely She wasnt smart eough for his parents to except her. To prove him wrong she tries to get into Harvard Law School. She studies for the LSATs, submits a video essay--in which she appears in a sequined bikini--and, miraculously, is accepted. At first, Elle is rebuked by Professor Stromwell and is the target of snide comments from other students.
The review of this Movie prepared by Moose

Ditsy but kind Elle Woods (Witherspoon) lives in a practically perfect life, surrrounded by frivolous and sweet girls, hair and nail salons, and above all pink, pink and more pink. She is convinced that her boyfriend Warner (Davis,) will propose to her that night at dinner. Instead he dumps her, saying that he needs someone more serious if he's going to go to Harvard law school, and be a senater by the time he's thirty. Heartbroken, Elle decides the only way she can win him back is to go to Harvard as well.

The first few classes don't go very well, but she trys hard to prove she can be a serious and intelligent law student. But the challenge to get Warner back just got bigger. He's proposed to another more serious law student named Vivian (Blair) who as well as Elle and Warner gets into a law internship.
The review of this Movie prepared by Bridget MacDonald

Breezy blonde Elle Woods (Witherspoon) is about to graduate from a small California college and fully expects her boyfriend Warner Huntington III (Davis) to propose marriage before he takes off to Harvard Law School. But citing his ambitions in law and politics, and saying he needs a more "serious" partner, Warner dumps her. Plucky Elle decides to follow him to Harvard (she manages to get herself admitted after majoring in fashion), and win her man back. Eventually, she finds herself a law firm intern on a heavy murder case, still hoping to win her guy back from snooty Eastern preppie gal Vivian Kensington (Blair). This fluffy comedy is rather obvious, silly, implausible, not that funny, and has a weak ending -- but it's a wonderfully charming piece of work anyway, mostly due to Witherspoon's terrific performance and a couple of mildly surprising plot turns. Raquel Welch has a cute cameo as the murdered man's ex-wife.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

This movie shows the main character (Reese Witherspoon) applying and making it into Harvard Law School to follow a "lover" that jolts her........ she had been expecting him to propose to her, but instead he breaks up with her telling her that she's not good enough to be a senator's wife.
Legally Blonde shows an ongoing struggle with Reese's character to prove to everyone that she is smart enough to be attending Harvard, and by using her somewhat unconvential methods, solves a murder case, gaining her some respect from her peers.
The review of this Movie prepared by Emmalina

Elle is a blonde sorority girl who has what she thinks is a perfect life. All of this changes when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for somebody more serious, a law student named Vivian. Elle decides that the only way to get him back is to go to Harvard Law School. She does, much to the displeasure of Vivian and her friends.

Elle manages to do well, and even gets to work on a case. She uses her own methods to defend her client, managing to turn into a good lawyer, to the surprise of nearly everyone. She proves that people can do anything they set their mind to.
The review of this Movie prepared by Katie Becker

Elle, a blonde californian, is dumped by her ambitious boyfriend, because she's "too blonde". Hopeing to prove him wrong, Elle sets out to attend Harvard Law School, to prove she can be serious, and win him back!
The review of this Movie prepared by Rhea

This bubbly, curvaceous sorority queen suffers a broken heart and has to become crafty (Reese Witherspoon), when her ambitious boyfriend (Matthew Davis) dumps her because she's not smart enough to fit into his future college plans at Harvard. Elle pursues educating herself to a level sufficient to enter Harvard and goes to town from there.
She is the Rocky of Harvard and has trouble initially fitting in, but works her way through the tough times and it's all downhill from there.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ron Bogdan

"Legally Blonde" is basically a cross between "Clueless" and "Liar Liar". In other words, it is predictable but very very funny.
The review of this Movie prepared by Josh Gilchrist

Script Analysis of Legally Blonde

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   lawyer creature How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   California Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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