While planning her marriage to Emmett (Wilson), Elle Woods (Witherspoon)
hires a private investigator to track down her dog Bruiser's birth mother,
so she can attend the wedding. The P.I. finds her but the happy news is short
lived when Elle finds out where she is. Bruiser's mother is a test subject
in a lab for in a cosmetic firm. Outraged, Elle decides to do something about
by going to Washington and producing a bill for a total ban of animal testing.
Reese Witherspoon's quirky Elle Woods returns to prove again
that there is more to blondes than just good looks and great fashion sense.
Reese's most perky, charming and lovingly naïve character returns
to but her own pink principles into politics in probably the biggest 'Chick-Flick'
of the year. This is a movie that women will love and men will despise but
if you look closer it mocks the female obsession with fashion, makeup and
hair and it does it really well.
Most of the cast from the original return including Elle's friends
led by Jennifer Coolidge playing not too bright hair dressing genius Paulette
and her boyfriend, now fiancé Emmett played by Luke Wilson. They play more
of a background role in this one however, with the new character come more
prominent. Chief among these are Regina King as Elle's office competition
Grace and Sally Field as Elle inspiration Rep. Victoria Rudd, who are both
straight-laced opposites to Elle's flamboyance.
Reese Witherspoon is what makes this movie, as without her it
would be an unmitigated disaster. There is something about her that you just
can't help liking and it makes the movie all the more watchable for it. Elle
Woods is loveably naïve but ultimately cleverer than her first impression
would dictate and this all down to the charm and ability of Reese Witherspoon.
Who else would be able to be sincere when a totally absurd storyline about
her dog been gay in throw into the script. I just can't imagine any other
actress been able to cope with that one.
The real problem I had with the whole movie was that it is extremely
patriotic. With its 'God Bless the American democratically elected government'
shoved down your throat in the final act, this could really limit its appeal
outside of the US.
With excessive fashion, beauty, hair and even gay dogs, Legally
Blonde 2 is as girly a movie as you are ever going to see. While this demographic
will probably love it and everything that Elle stands for, I can't help picturing
the faces of the poor boyfriends or husbands who have to sit and watch it
with them. Just think of it as revenge for all the action movies you take
Blonde Ambition: Production, Pretty in Pink: Design and Art, Stars and Stripes?
Never!: Costumes, Hair Apparent: Hair and Make-Up, Elle’s Anthem: Music and
Audio Commentary with Jennifer Coolidge, Alanna Ubach and Jessica Cauffiel
2 x Easter Eggs
We Can by LeAnn Rimes: Music Video followed by soundtrack spot
Welcome to Delta Nu: Interactive Quiz
Feature Length Trivia Track
SIMS 2 Preview
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