In Legally Blonde 2, Reese Witherspoon returns as the dizzy, but highly intelligent lawyer, Elle Woods. Busy planning her forthcoming wedding, Elle decides she wants her dogs' long lost mother to attend the happy event. Unfortunately the private detective, hired to find Bruiser's mother, discovers she is in an animal testing laboratory and they won't release her. Elle decides to take up the fight against animal testing and launches herself on an unsuspecting Washington senate.
Like all too many sequels, Legally Blonde 2 does not live up to its predecessor. The story is just an extension of the original move, nobody takes Elle seriously as she's blonde, dressed in pink, looks like Barbie, but she proves them all wrong etc. etc. The story line tries to push the moral issue of using animals in experiments. Unfortunately, the message is lost in all the froth that surrounds it.
This isn't the worst film you could watch, it's certainly ok for one of those nights when you don't want to have to concentrate too much and just want some simple entertainment. Just don't expect to be rolling on the floor laughing and be prepared to suspend all thoughts of reality with the totally unbelievable storyline. There are a fair number of extras on the DVD for those who like to explore more but, like the film, they are somewhat lightweight.