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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)


Reese Witherspoon
Sally Field
Regina King
Jennifer Coolidge

Directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld

I recall back when I was in University and Legally Blonde 2 came out, the excitement to see Elle (Resse Witherspoon) again was the only thing that mattered. The first movie already has me as a fan for her kind of justice and was rooting for her even before I saw this film.

To be honest the film is not as good as the first one, but a worthy sequel anyways. The movie like the first film had a main plot and a secondary one. Even though as I watched with a smile on my face, I have to agree that the two plots were not as good as any of the two from the first film.

I liked that in the the first film Elle grew to be more matured. In this film I expected to see more of the maturity as of now she has the best man Emmett (Luke Wilson) by her side. Instead the writers wanted her to act a little too childish. The movie had me lost as I tried to navigate which plot was the main and which was the sub, because the movie starts with Elle having one of the weirdest obsession.
She wanted her dogs mother to be at her wedding to Emmett.

Now I can guess this is already a turn off, but this led to her going up against companies doing lab tests on animals. Which I can guarantee was not the best part of the film, she got into the law side of things when the congresswoman she was working (Victoria) with happened to be shady. If Victoria succeeds Elles career will be ruined.

For me the law side which made the first film awesome was placed on the back sit of other things happening, which for me was the plan to make this movie have more about it than the law, but it did not work effectively.

Going through this movie now, I was wondering if we will get to see the bend and snap. A routine in the first film that became legendary. Funny enough that whole bend and snap routine almost didn’t make it into the first film. That aside, this second Legally Blonde, hit the nail in all the right places and it continued to solidify Reese as an actress to admire.
The movie production budget was way higher in costing $45 million in comparison to the $18 million of the first film and brought in over $124 million in the box office, which was below what the first film did.
The movie was also not a critical success like the first film and you may see it if you want to, but do not expect much.


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