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'Legally Blonde 2'
(Reese Witherspoon / PG-13 / 103 mins / MGM)

Overview: Reese Witherspoon steps into perky Elle Woods' pink pumps again, and now she's working in Washington, D.C., as an aide for Congresswoman Victoria Rudd (Sally Field). While learning how to play the game of Washington politics a friendly and wise hotel doorman (Bob Newhart) clues her in Woods must put on hold her wedding to Emmett (Luke Wilson). But when Woods is fired for trying to get Congress to pass a bill that prevents animal testing, she's determined to fight for what's right.

Verdict: I enjoyed the first 'Legally Blonde,' as did much of the American movie-going audience, but this sequel is a movie of many stupid pet tricks and one basic joke: As in the original, Elle's intelligence is consistently if understandably underestimated, and here so is ours! 'Simpsons' fans take note: it's no coincidence that the film's plot also reeks of been-there-seen-it-better subversiveness! Characters have the same kinds of instant conversions that are standard on sitcoms, where the unenlightened oppose something, have a sudden epiphany and see the light. 'Legally Blonde 2' is repetitive, going over the same material as the first film and calcifies everything that was enjoyable about the first movie.
Reviewed by KK Barrett





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