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"Clueless' goes to law school

Published Sep. 10, 2005

Movie: Legally Blonde

Rating: PG-13

Summary: Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) appears to be a ditzy blonde college student who is waiting for her boyfriend, Warner (Matthew Davis), to pop the question. Instead, he dumps her and goes off to law school at Harvard. Elle knows that Warner wants someone serious and smart, so she applies to Harvard Law. Once she's in, her main purpose is to win him over after he has already fallen in love with another girl. In the meantime, she, and everyone else who ever doubted her, find out just how good a lawyer she has become, blond hair and all.

My view: This movie is highly reminiscent of Clueless with Alicia Silverstone, except it has a little bit more of an intelligent edge to it. Reese Witherspoon plays a fashion-loving blond stereotype perfectly. The plot is appealing and is not as silly as I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong; this is still a pretty flaky movie, but it's really funny and entertaining.

Favorite part: The scenes featuring Elle and all of her sorority girlfriends were cute and very comical.

Least favorite part: This film was almost too much like Clueless, but I still left the theater with a smile on my face.

Recommendation: Because of some crude and sexual jokes, this flick is appropriate for teenagers and up.

Grade: B-

Billy Norris, 13, will be in the eighth grade at Seminole Middle School, and is a former member of the Times X-Team.