Happy Birthday Legally Blonde!

15 years ago today, Legally Blonde hit theaters.

Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is the typical empty-headed California blonde sorority girl. At the beginning of the film, Elle expects a marriage proposal from her long time boyfriend, Warner (Matthew Davis). What she gets instead is a broken heart.

Warner is heading to law school and sees his future in politics. Elle is not exactly the ideal politician’s wife, according to Warner. After throwing herself a pity party, Elle decides to follow her now ex across the country to law school. Her only goal is to get her boyfriend back. What Elle does not know is how life changing attending law school will be.

This movie is brilliant, for several reasons. First is Reese Witherspoon, who was perfectly cast as Elle. The second reason is that the movie is incredibly funny and entertaining. The third (and most important) reason why this movie is brilliant is that Elle is a role model. She may look the part of the typical dumb blonde, but grows into a strong woman who can stand on her own two feet and is incredibly smart. She is not a dumb blonde.

Happy Birthday, Legally Blonde.

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