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Legally Blonde 2 (2003)

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy | 2 July 2003 (USA)
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Elle Woods heads to Washington, D.C. to join the staff of a Representative in order to pass a bill to ban animal testing.

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Amanda Brown (characters), Eve Ahlert (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Reese Witherspoon ... Elle Woods
Sally Field ... Congresswoman Rudd
Regina King ... Grace Rossiter
Jennifer Coolidge ... Paulette Parcelle
Bruce McGill ... Stanford Marks
Dana Ivey ... Libby Hauser
Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Reena Giuliani
Jessica Cauffiel ... Margot
Alanna Ubach ... Serena McGuire
J Barton ... Timothy McGinn
Stanley Anderson ... Michael Blaine
Bruce Thomas ... UPS Guy
Bob Newhart ... Sid Post
Luke Wilson ... Emmett Richmond
Ruth Williamson ... Madeline Kroft
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Storyline

Sassy postgrad Elle Woods is all about animal rights. In fact, she puts her nuptial plans on hold to head to Washington, D.C. to get an anti-animal testing bill passed. Her building's doorman quickly shows her the ways and workings of our nation's capital.

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Rated PG-13 for some sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The press junket for the film was held in London instead of Los Angeles because Reese Witherspoon, who was five months pregnant at the time, was shooting Vanity Fair (2004) there. MGM flew two-thirds of the junketeers to the city where they stayed at the Grosvenor House, a luxurious prewar hotel. See more »

Goofs

When Elle and Grace are talking in front of the coffee stand, the clear plastic spoon Grace uses to stir her coffee becomes a wooden-strip stirrer between shots. See more »

Quotes

Paulette: Who's ready to discharge?
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Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Half Past Dead 2 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star Spangled Banner
Music by John Stafford Smith (uncredited)
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key (uncredited)
Courtesy of Metro Goldwyn Mayer Music Inc.
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Jaw-droppingly awful - one of 2003's worst (*)
20 October 2003 | by Ronin47See all my reviews

The first "Legally Blonde", with its "ditzy girl with a heart of gold does well" storyline was basically a rip-off of "Clueless", but it wasn't bad. It had a funny central idea, more than a few solid laughs, and a really entertaining lead character. This sloppy, lamely plotted, cash-in sequel has none of those things.

Reese Witherspoon, rapidly losing any edginess she used to have, is back as Elle Woods, the pink-loving, fashion conscious lawyer. She's about to get married to her boyfriend from the last movie (played by Luke Wilson) and in trying to invite her dog's parents to the wedding (that's right, her DOG'S PARENTS - remember what I said about the movie being "lamely plotted"?), she finds out that the dog's mother is being held prisoner by a cosmetics company that is pro-animal testing.

So...Elle decides to go to Washington to take on animal testing. And I wish I was in a different theater.

What we have here is a comedy with no good jokes. Not a single one. This movie's idea of "comedy" is for Elle to find out her chihuahua is gay. And then in the very next scene, the chihuahua is wearing a studded leather vest. Sigh.

Also, it's dumb. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but there's a big difference between movies that go about being dumb in a very smart, witty way (see "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle") and a movie like "Legally Blonde 2", which is just plain dopey. The story is idiotic, characters change their minds and motivations for no reason other than to fit into where the plot is going, and everything wraps up in a way that is nauseatingly phony.

I've pretty much given up on Reese Witherspoon. Where is the cool, edgy actress that starred in movies like "Election", "Freeway" and "American Psycho"? Abducted by Hollywood to make useless, vanilla movies like this, apparently.

I, for one, would love to see her character from "Freeway" scare the living s*** out of Elle Woods.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,220,670, 6 July 2003

Gross USA:

$90,186,328

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$124,914,842
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1.85 : 1
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