Barking up the wrong political tree
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde
Review by Ross Anthony

While the first "Legally Blonde" quite impressed me as a fun and funny solid film, "Red White & Blonde" doesn't fill the high-heeled shoes.

Relying heavily on the assumedly comical note that an apparently ditzy, pink-clad, blonde-haired beauty really can have intelligence; the film offers little else to laugh at. Whereas, in the first film, we feel greater sympathy for Elle Woods as she genuinely rises to academic challenges she herself never expected to meet; in this film, we know with certainty she'll out maneuver the best of them. Therefore, we watch rather than empathize. The subject matter also plays a bit like propaganda: Animal rights issues. Though, surprisingly RW&B expounds some serious statements about how bills make their ways through Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blondecongress of the US. I also enjoyed the underlying theme: "Don't think like them -- think like YOU!" and "An honest voice is louder than a crowd." The film is light and cute -- a solid B. But, an extended joke based on some dog humor used in a previous SOUTH PARK episode felt stolen. That said, the PR people for this film have been working overtime, they've sent me a letter stating that On June 30th, 2003 select Vidal Sassoon salons across N. America will be giving FREE "Flash of Blonde" hair color treatments. For more info here are the contacts numbers by city: Atlanta 404-237-7870, Chicago 312-751-2216, New York 212-535-9200, San Francisco 415-397-5105, Toronto 416-920-1333, Boston 617-536-5496, Los Angeles 310-274-8791, Miami 305-672-3600.

[Legally Blonde]

  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde. Copyright © 2003.
  • Starring Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Regina King, Jennifer Coolidge, Bruce McGill, Bob Newhart, Luke Wilson.
  • Directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld.
  • Screenplay by Kate Kondell.
  • Produced by Marc Platt, David Nicksay at MGM/Type A.


Copyright © 2003. Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit:

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