Not only did this sequel carry one of the worst titles of the year, but it also ran on the tail of a fringe film held back by the will and charm of its star, leaving expectations low at first. And there you have it – «Legally Blonde 2» is one of those rarities – a more solid sequel than the original. This flag-waving film is still as light as a bubble, but new screenwriter Kate Kondell (Amanda Brown characters, Eve Ahlert story, Dennis Drake and Kate Kondell) and new director Charles Herman-Wurmfeld («Kissing Jessica Stein») play the winning aspects of «Blonde» and create a more cohesive confectionery. The opening credits are disturbing when the hands of Elle`s friends turn the pages of an album and tell their exploits of the first film, as if the audience was as bubble-headed as Delta Nu. Step into the irrepressible cubit by swinging a pink diamond (not heart-shaped like JLo – no imitating fashion statements here) and the hearts of his new law firm`s secretarial pool. After a hilarious slideshow presentation with Bruiser`s abandoned background as an indictment of the company`s client, It`s Magnificent, Elle`s new job is gone, but her fiancé Emmett (Luke Wilson, «Charlie`s Angels: Full Throttle») stands behind his DC crusade and makes his way to the office of Congresswoman Victoria Rudd (Sally Field). She dresses for her first day at the Capitol of the Nation and judges different outfits. «In Nancy. To Hillary. To Monica.
Too perfect! » she announces a pink suit inspired by Jackie-O and a pillbox, but in a running gag, everyone she meets shows her in room 216 for internal recording. Rudd`s congressional adviser, Grace (Regina King, «Daddy Day Care») is horrified when Rudd gives Elle her seal of approval, but she wins the mouse Renna (Mary Lynn Rajskub, «Punch-Drunk Love») and Timothy (J Barton). When she begins her fight to win Energy and Trade Committee Chair Libby Hauser (Dana Ivey, «Two Weeks Notice») and Congressman Stanford Marks (Bruce McGill, «The Legend of Bagger Vance») to her cause, Elle`s political loyalties under the radar give her unexpected friends and enemies. While one wishes Witherspoon would move on to the avant-garde indie fare that first caught her eye, she turned Elle Woods` character into a sitzy dichotomy of blonde ambition. She de Witherspoon is always optimistic and able to raise or lower the mood of the audience with the corners of her mouth. New to «Blonde 2» is Bob Newhart as Sidney Post, a politically astute hotel doorman who leads Elle through Washington`s minefields. Jennifer Coolidge`s strange talents («A Mighty Wind,» «Legally Blonde») are much better used as a real support than as a subplot. Alanna Ubach and Jessica Cauffiel also return as Serena and Margot, two Delta Nu who know how to use room 216`s indoor pool. All of these characters, with the exception of Newhart, naturally play large caricatures, as do Ivey and McGill as experienced veterinarians convinced by Elle. Field is reserved and not particularly convincing as a former glam girl.
Luke Wilson plays Emmett as a man who has been crushed by the Elle machine and exists in a state of dizzy wonder. «Legally Blonde 2» is running out of steam at its peak, but it`s full of adorable little disposable moments. In the middle of the Harvard class, Emmett`s cell phone rings to the tune of «Here Comes the Bride.» The Elle apartment is decorated with an Andy Warhol style print by Bruiser. She is hosting her wedding in Fenway Park and her wedding stilettos come with pink gemstone cleats. (Again, Sophie Carbonell`s costume design is a star in itself.) On the phone from Boston to Washington, Emmett plays Jimmy Stewart`s Mr. Smith, whom they both see on television. «Oooh – is that Sean Connery?» she asks. «Legally Blonde 2» will never be confused with the classic «Born Yesterday,» but Judy Holliday`s Billie Dawn could be considered Elle Woods` spiritual mother in Washington. This blonde joke is less funny the second time. Read the comments today (13.
July 2021), it`s been 20 years since the «Bend and Snap» dance routine and quotes like «I`m Elle Woods, it`s Bruiser Woods and we`re both vegetarian twins» and «What? Like it`s hard? has infiltrated pop culture. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 36%, based on 159 critics, with an average rating of 4.9/10. The site`s critical consensus is: «This blonde joke is less funny the second time.»  On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 47, based on 39 critics, indicating «mixed or average reviews».  Viewers surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a «B» score on an A+ to F scale. The film was ranked number 21 in Entertainment Weekly`s «Top 25 Worst Sequels Ever Made» (2006).  A cult fan base for her many iconic roles such as «Stifler`s Mom» in the series American Pie, Amanda in the final season of Friends, the evil stepmother of Hillary Duff`s character in A Cinderella Story, and Sophie Kachinsky in 2 Broke Girls. On that day in 2001, Reese Witherspoon`s transformation into Elle Woods was shared with the world when Legally Blonde hit theaters (the sequel arrived two years later). Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde is the second film and sequel to Legally Blonde. While working for Congresswoman Victoria Rudd (Sally Field), she encountered skepticism and other common obstacles in Washington politics. Rudd`s associate, Timothy, sarcastically calls her «Barbie of the Capitol.» (There was even a Barbie doll based on Elle Woods. ) After a variety of ups and downs, including an unsuccessful attempt to improve her work environment by asking her colleagues to compliment themselves and put them in the «drinking cup,» she begins to lose faith in Washington`s politics. With the help of her friends, Elle`s request for dismissal is accepted and Bruiser`s bill is taken home.
Bruiser`s mother and the rest of the dogs are freed by the C`est Magnifique Corporation. Legal Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde was released in theaters Wednesday before the fourth of July 2003 and grossed nearly $40 million on Monday. The following weekend, however, the film was only able to sell half of it and the film quickly left theaters in the following weeks. With revenues of around $90 million in the United States, the film was a success for the studio, even though many expected it to perform as well as Witherspoon`s last big film, Sweet Home Alabama. What didn`t Reese Witherspoon do? After Legally Blonde, she starred in romantic comedies such as Sweet Home Alabama before playing June Cash alongside Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line, for which she won an Oscar in 2005. Brooke and Elle, who are accused of murdering her husband, develop a trust and she learns that she is innocent because Brooke underwent liposuction, but does not want it disclosed in court. She keeps her secret and tries to solve the case in another way. Professor Callaghan`s junior partner, who recognizes Elle`s potential and becomes her mentor as she works on the murder case. Later, they fall in love and plan their wedding in Fenway Park in Legally Blonde 2. Essentially continuing to be a legend. She portrayed the mother of Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen in Two and a Half Men for 12 years and starred in The L Word for five years. An actor established before Legally Blonde of course, thanks to his roles in Titanic and Alias.
Since 2001, we`ve seen Garber in films such as Argo, Sicario, and Dark Waters. She and Emmett get married in a DC park, but not in Fenway Park, as they had planned, but standing on the plate of the house delivered to DC by Paulette`s husband. Emmett asks Elle where she would like to live now that they are married, and he suggests the cities of Boston, New York, and Washington DC. She glances at the White House and winks at the camera at the end of the film. Horror movies like the Final Destination series! She also starred in the supernatural series Heroes from 2006 to 2010 and can now be seen in the television series The Rookie. He directed the series What About Brian (2006-2007), starred in the cult series The Vampire Diaries as Alaric Saltzman and the spin-off series Legacies, and had a recurring role in CSI. The daughter of the murdered millionaire (and daughter-in-law of the accused Brooke), who – thanks to Elle`s understanding of permanent hair care – is later convicted of murdering her own father.