Legally Blonde Collection – Blu-ray Edition

Legally Blonde directed by Robert Luketic:

“Legally Blonde” is legally entertaining. Although I had my reservations about a movie based o­n a meaningless stereotype, I was pleasantly surprised when this film turned out to be quite pleasant to watch.

The main character Elle, played by Reese Witherspoon (who is naturally blonde by the way) has everything going for her – popularity, rich parents, nice car, excellent grades and o­ne very cute boyfriend – that is until he dumps her! Warner, played by Matthew Davis, decides that Elle is not “serious” enough and a little too “blonde”. For fear that she may cramp his style, he dumps her just before he heads off to Harvard Law School to pursue a political future.

I don’t know about dumb, but Elle’s definitely determined – determined enough to win back Warren’s heart. She decides to enroll herself in Harvard Law School just to prove that she can be the woman Warren wants.

Elle’s mission throughout the movie eventually takes a moral turn and an interesting life lesson evolves out of the whole story line, and it’s not just a lesson for blonde people either. Some other characters of interest in this movie are Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Jennifer Coolidge and Victor Garber. Raquel Welsh also makes a cameo appearance.

So if you’re in the mood for a light and carefree comedy that’s fun to watch, set a side a couple of hours and make it this o­ne, as it offers blondes, beauty and brains too!

Special Features:

  • NEW Interview With Actor Jessica Cauffiel
  • Audio Commentary With Director Robert Luketic, Actor Reese Witherspoon, And Producer Marc Platt
  • Audio Commentary With Costume Designer Sophie de Rakoff Carbonell, Production Designer Melissa Stewart, Director Of Photography Anthony B. Richmond, Screenwriters Karen McCullah Lutz And Kirsten Smith, And Animal Trainer Sue Chipperton
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Inside Legally Blonde
  • The Hair That Ate Hollywood
  • Hoku: “Perfect Day” Music Video
  • Theatrical Trailer

Legally Blonde 2: Red White and Blonde directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfel:

As is the case with most sequels, Legally Blonde 2 falls short of the ‘standards’ set by Legally Blonde. In this second installment, the script is not as catchy or funny. Poor Reese Witherspoon has to say lines that I am sure made her cringe during filming. Any good moments in the film are entirely due to Witherspoon’s likeability as an actor. Director Charles Herman-Wurmfel (Kissing Jessica Stein) does not capture the same magic that the first film did. It does have a message to it like the first film, in that the whole issue of testing products on animals is pooh-poohed, but once again it is not exactly a hard-hitting film. While it does have some moments (few and far between), it is not that good; I would say that this film falls into the mildly entertaining category.

Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is now a working lawyer at a successful law firm who is engaged to Emmett Richmond (Luke Wilson – The Family Stone, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle). Throwing career caution to the wind, she decides to move to Washington, D.C. in order to get her bill on animals rights passed. With the help of her building’s doorman, Sid Post (Bob Newhart – Elf, In&Out), Elle figures out the ins and outs in Washington. She is now working for Rep. Victoria Rudd (Sally Field – Norma Rae, Where The Heart Is) and tries to fit in with her colleagues, including the doubting Grace Rossiter (Regina King – Ray, A Cinderella Story). Elle tries to get her anti-animal testing bill passed by winning the support of big league Congresspersons like Libby Hauser (Dana Ivey – Two Weeks Notice, The Scarlet Letter) and Stanford Marks (Bruce McGill – Cinderella Man, Collateral). If Elle thought Harvard was tough then Washington turns out to be an even bigger challenge for her.

Special Features:

  • NEW Interview With Actor Jessica Cauffiel
  • Audio Commentary With Actors Jennifer Coolidge, Jessica Cauffiel, And Alanna Ubach
  • Blonde Ambition
  • Stars and Stripes, Never!
  • Elle’s Anthem
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Leann Rimes: “We Can” Music Video
  • Hair Apparent
  • Puppy Love
  • Pretty In Pink
  • Theatrical Trailer

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