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

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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
  • Time: 95 min
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
  • Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Bob Newhart, Jennifer Coolidge

Storyline:

After Elle Woods, the eternally perky, fashionably adventurous, famously blonde Harvard Law grad gets fired by her law firm because of her opposition to animal testing, she takes her fight to Washington. As an aide for Congresswoman Victoria Rudd, she pushes for a bill to ban testing once and for all, but it’s her building’s doorman who advises her on how to get her way on the Hill.

One review

  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde is a very disappointing sequel as it fails to deliver the laughs. Elle Woods is now a rising young lawyer at a great firm, balancing a demanding a career with preparations for her wedding to the man of her dreams. But when she finds out that her beloved dog Bruiser’s family members are being used as cosmetic test subjects by one of her firm’s own clients, she stands up for their rights–and is promptly fired. Ms. Woods decides to go to Washington to take matters into her own hands. The plot actually had some potential, unfortunately the execution was very poor. The original wasn’t an Oscar quality film, it was just a fun film to watch. The sequel isn’t as fun nor is it fun in general. It was pretty much the same as the first movie and so it was a pretty pointless sequel. Reese Witherspoon returns and she does a good job but she’s working with a weak script. The supporting cast isn’t very good as none add much to the film. Sally Field is a very good actress but her talents are wasted. Luke Wilson’s character isn’t very interesting and Jennifer Coolidge tries to hard most of the time. Regina King is a new addition to the cast and she does an okay job, nothing memorable though. Missing from this sequel is Selma Blair, this doesn’t matter though as her character wasn’t really needed. Charles Herman-Wurmfeld replaces Robert Luketic as the director and does a very bad job. The running time is a brief 95 minutes though it feels a lot longer then that. The film felt a lot longer since the movie just wasn’t funny. There were a few funny moments though most of the jokes this film delivered were, at best, small chuckles. Do a few funny moments redeem this film? No, this sequel is one of the worst sequels of 2003 and one of the worst comedies of 2003. In the end, this sequel may seem funny but I assure you it isn’t.
    Rating 4.3/10, rent the original instead.

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