This movie was on TV the other day, and between that and the Casey Anthony trial*, I think it's an appropriate time to give it the spotlight!
From the first time I saw Legally Blonde in 2001, I knew it would be one of my personal classics. :) The sequel was painfully awful, and the less I know about that straight-to-video thing with the blonde twins, the better. But the original is comedic gold. I find myself quoting it pretty often. I think most people are familiar with the plot, so let's revisit some of my favorite parts:
The Harvard application video: "I am comfortable using legal jargon in everyday life."
"The Bend and Snap. Works every time!"**
"The rules of hair care are simple and finite. Any COSMOgirl would have known!"
Of course, I love the fashion in this movie. My favorite Elle outfit is the "serious" one she wears to her first day at her internship - it's pretty much my ideal business ensemble. This was the best screencap I could find:
However, I know no one but Reese Witherspoon could make menswear, hipster glasses, and a metallic bathrobe look adorable:
I have not seen the musical, but I'd like to! I heard the relationship between Elle and Emmett is developed better in the musical, which is one of the few gripes I have about the movie - their connection isn't especially believable. If you have seen both, how do they compare?
* = I wasn't paying attention to the trial until I was flipping channels on Sunday and came across the closing arguments. I've been totally sucked in ever since. I don't agree that she's not guilty, but I do think there's more to the story than anyone will ever know. Either way, it's terrible that a child is dead and no one is being held responsible.
** = Has anyone ever successfully employed the Bend and Snap in real life? Should I give it a try? :)