Legally Blonde [Blu-ray] 
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently bought together
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
She’s a California sorority girl who’ll do anything to keep her man. Even if it means going all the way...to law school! Reese Witherspoon (Walk The Line) stars with Luke Wilson (Charlie’s Angels), Selma Blair (Cruel Intentions), Matthew Davis (Pearl Harbour) and Victor Garber (Titanic) in a knock-out comedy with a heart of gold — and hair to match! Elle Woods (Witherspoon) is a California blonde with couture clothes, fabulous friends and the hottest boyfriend on campus. So when Warner Huntington III (Davis) suddenly dumps her and heads for Harvard Law School, Elle takes matters into her own perfectly manicured hands. She enrols too! Now getting Warner back should be a snap, right? Wrong! Elle’s about to begin the toughest fight of her life — for love, honour, justice and respect for blondes everywhere!
Customers who bought this item also bought
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
It contains hugely mixed messages - a barbie stereotype from Bel Air with an apparently razor sharp mind and yet stunningly simple naivety who achieves beyond anyone's wildest dreams to get into and come top of her Harvard Law School Class. A delightfully amusing rom-com about preserving your sense of self in the face of adversity.
It's a strong message to women everywhere that you can win a law suit simply by knowing the rules of hair care and believing in your client's honesty. As films go, it's on balance considered fairly feminist. Reese - as Elle Woods - is a positive role model.
And yet I find nowadays that even the most feminist of Hollywood visions is hugely detrimental to our society. To look as fabulous as Reese requires dedication to constant exercise (as she studies for her LSATs whilst on her step machine and takes care of her dog), plenty of money and regular false nail appointments. What she achieves - and surely what all girls should aspire to - is an offer to join a prestigious law firm (where no doubt she will take an 80 hour work week and still have time for exercise and manicures) and a proposal of marriage. Splendid.
Over the past 9 months of maternity leave my own sense of self has waxed and waned. I have been taught all my life that gender stereotypes were mine for the smashing, and yet here I am in the traditional role of motherhood - a lucky beneficiary of the Swedish social security system - cooking, cleaning, washing... and watching Legally Blonde in the morning before mashing up some chicken and carrots before pushing my son round in the pram for 20 minutes to get him to sleep. Then I get to choose between changing the beds, going to the grocery store, or perhaps some computer time and then playing catch up for the rest of the day on the chores that remain unfinished. This was not my parents' definition of success.
They say motherhood is the hardest job. Once upon a time I scoffed at this...because it's not hard in academic terms. Puree recipes, changing nappies, reading stories. Academically, pretty piss easy. But emotionally, absolutely draining. The loss of yourself in terms of identity, time and image. And what that means is that your self - myself - had for a long time been grounded in terms of what I did, not how I felt. In fact worse still, what I did and my successes... drove how I felt.
If I had been Elle Woods, no doubt my self-esteem would be flying high. But women when having children, if not before, are forced to decouple their achievements measured by society's impossible standards and accept themselves for who they are, not what they do.
Because seeking admiration and praise for something at the cost of the development of your true self, is to mistake admiration and praise for love (which we cannot live without). And becoming a 'grandiose' person is an inevitability if, the person who nurtured you was so insecure themselves as to be unable to give true love. Who withdrew their love when you did not succeed. Worse still, because depression is kept only at bay by the illusion of grandiosity, the 'grandiose' person may seek out someone with a tendency to depression who (s)he can nurture and take care of, thereby preserving the illusion within the relationship dynamic.
My job title used to be Head of Decision Support Excellence. My husband said
"Anything that has head and excellence in the title is bound to be admired."
We giggled at the double entendre, and sure enough people were overwhelmingly impressed (even if they didn't understand it). But nowadays when people ask me what I do, I say
"Lots of things. I blog. Model a little in excel. Help people build websites."
It impresses very few people. I am not top of my class at Harvard. I don't have a 1st in a law degree. I am not getting married any time soon. But I am me. And that counts for a lot.
The problem is that what Elle says in Legally Blonde is awe-inspiring
It is with passion, courage of conviction, and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into the world remembering that first impressions are not always correct. You must always have faith in people and most importantly you must always have faith in yourself.
But what Elle does, is to stretch the bounds of perfectionism, demonstrating that in order to be loved... you have to achieve (and have perfect nails). That's the part that always makes me cry. Because this paradigm used to rule my life. I don't want it to rule my daughter's, because it's the most dangerous lie of all.
Review first published on Postmodernwoman.com
Reese Witherspoon is excellent, almost an antithesis of her character in Election, but playing the ditzy blonde par excellence, lending to her role so much heart that you really are won over by her despite the West Coast affectations that have marred so many teen comedies to date. This is NOT just another teen comedy. LB is a film that can be appreciated by anyone. It has little in the way of slapstick gags that made American Pie so accessible to younger teens and actually has a very clever (if formulaic) story with hundreds of little sub plots coming and going throughout. The relationship with her ex boyfriend's new fiancee is spot on, especially the way Elle endears herself to her by the end. The filibustering in the case she finally gets to defend is also inspired to a degree.
Yes, it is predictable and unbelievable but it does not pretend to be anything but an enjoyable hour and a half romp. All of the cast do superb jobs, the jokes are spot on (especially the catiness that exists between Elle and Veronica) and it actually makes you feel good, something that many, so-called, feel-good films do not. I will be buying it and watching it for a long time to come.
At last, amid all these many dire teen comedies comes a comedy that beats all the American Pies and Road Trips and Scary Movies that Hollywood can throw at us, hands down.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews