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Legally Blonde Review

Legally Blonde is full of a range of fantastic actors including: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Mathew Davis and Victor Garber. It is based around the book by Amanda Brown. Legally Blonde is about Elle Woods who is the stereotypical blonde bimbo, who is president of her sorority house Delta Nu. With her pink fluffy pen and her pet Chihuahua Bruiser she is sure to turn heads. However Elle's perfect world is turned upside down when her ambitious wealthy boyfriend, Warner Huntington, the 3rd, dumps her for being "too blonde". Elle, who is torn by this, decides to take action and become exactly what Warner wants a "serious Harvard Law Student"!
The beginning of the movie cleverly introduces Elle by using big close ups of Elle's main features. It also gives the audience an impression of the sort of things she is interested in, this is shown through swapping from shots of Elle to shots of the other girls in her sorority passing a card for Elle around whilst also being involved in different activities showing the audience the sort of person Elle is. This also conveys their feelings towards Elle. The opening shot is also used to set the tone of the world the movie is supposed to be in. As well as introducing Elle this scene also starts the plot. From this Elle is set to have dinner with Warner and given the false impression that he wants to propose. This film also has excellent camera work. When Elle and Warner are having dinner the camera only shows the face of which ever one of them is speaking, and as the conversation becomes more intense the camera begins to slowly zoom in on each of their facial expressions until the tension breaks and the camera is left at a close up shot of Elle's facial expression, which displays her disappointment. This is not only a breaking point in the movie but gives the audience an excellent view of both Elle's and Warners emotions. Another similar example o…


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