Monday, December 15, 2008

Blondes have more fun?

Well, I can't sleep, mostly because I'm up worrying about things. Shocking, I know. So I decided to put my insomnia to use and open up my ever-shiny Mac to write a brief post about the movie I watched tonight for the first time - Legally Blonde.

I hate to be a hater, especially since I like Reese Witherspoon, but... really, everyone? That movie really bothered me. I know, I know, it's just supposed to be a cute romantic comedy and I shouldn't overanalyze it. Honestly though, I can't help it. Elle is trying to prove that she's smart and not just a dumb blonde... and the climax of the movie has her winning her big case (in which she can't pronounce any of the legal lingo) by using the skills she racked up in all those years of reading Cosmo? Shoes and hair care? Seriously??

I'm sorry, I just don't get it. I'm sure watching it on cable TV didn't help my experience since the movie was constantly interrupted by commercials. But... I really don't think I'd have any different opinion of this movie if I watched it sans the ads for Lipitor. And also, in the movie's defense, I can't stand watching stereotypical sorority girls from LA. But this is kind of my point. How does Elle running around with a tiny dog in her purse, wearing hot pink outfits to court, and solving the case of the year with a perm-slash-wet t-shirt contest anecdote help anything at all?

Well, at least Elle gets engaged on the day she graduates, right? Finally got that MRS degree.

This is not a movie that's going on my top ten list. Let's put it that way.

1 comment:

Salt Water said...

Pirates do laugh. They laugh at dead puppies, because reality can be really, really, rough some times. Pirates laugh when helpless things suffer.
This movie is great, because a frail helpless caricature finds its strength in exaggeration. It is a metaphorical movie about a hilariously funny dead puppy. one must laugh at it or be sad.
The reality is women are murdered by the thousands in our country annually.
I see this as a great escape movie that contrasts something too awful to think about. I loved Legally Blond. Sorry if this is a bit out there. I'm not sure myself it makes sense, but it is close to what I am trying to say. I saw it in a theater. It was fantastic there.
Thanks for your blog. I check it from time to time and always find it provocative.