Red Rocks Legally Blonde
LEGAL BLONDE – Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She wants nothing more than to be Mrs. Warner Huntington III. But there`s one thing stopping her (Matthew Davis) from proposing to marriage: she`s too blonde. She gathers all her resources and travels to Harvard, determined to win him back. Producer Marc Platt was fascinated by the character of Elle Woods when he received a manuscript of an unpublished novel.  « What I liked about this story is that it`s hilarious, sexy and challenging at the same time, » says Platt. « The world looks at Her and sees someone who is blond and handsome, but no more. She, on the other hand, does not judge herself or anyone else. She thinks the world is great, she`s great, everyone is great, and nothing can change that. She truly is an irrepressible modern heroine.  The outline of Legally Blonde emerged from Brown`s experiences as a blonde who went to Stanford Law School while obsessed with fashion and beauty, reading Elle magazine and frequently colliding with the personalities of her peers. In 2000, Brown met producer Marc Platt, who helped her develop her manuscript into a novel. Platt hired screenwriters McCullah Lutz and Smith to adapt the book into a film. The project caught the attention of director Luketic, an Australian newcomer who came to Hollywood after the success of his first offbeat short film Titsiana Booberini.
« I had been reading scripts for two years and couldn`t find anything to put my own personal imprint until Legally Blonde came along, » Luketic said. ASL interpreters on demand at 720-865-2494 or firstname.lastname@example.org Witherspoon wore 40 different hairstyles in the film.  « Oh my God, it became known as `The hair that ate Hollywood,` » Luketic said. It was all about hair. I have this obsession with flyaways. It annoyed Reese a bit because I always had hairdressers on my face. But most of the time, the research and testing on set went in the right color, because `blonde` is open to interpretation, I thought.  Legally Blonde is a 2001 American drama film directed by Robert Luketic. It stars Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber and Jennifer Coolidge. The story follows Elle Woods (Witherspoon), a sister who tries to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner Huntington III (Davis) by earning a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, overcoming stereotypes against blondes, and triumphing as a successful lawyer. Amanda Brown published Legally Blonde in 2001 and was based on her real-life experiences as a blonde who attended Stanford Law School while she was obsessed with fashion and beauty, reading Elle magazine and frequently colliding with the personalities of her peers.
The film originally ended at the courthouse, just after Woods won the case, with Elle on the steps of the courthouse sharing a kiss of victory with Emmett, then cutting a year into the future to see her with a now blonde Vivian forming their own blonde legal defense club at law school. After the test audience revealed that they didn`t like the ending, McCullah Lutz and Smith consulted Luketic, Platt and other members of the production team while they were still in the lobby of the theater, and they agreed that a new conclusion was needed. « It was just a weak ending, » said screenwriter McCullah Lutz. « The kiss didn`t feel right to me because it`s not a romantic comedy – it wasn`t about their relationship. So the test viewers said, « We want to see what happens – we want her to succeed. » That`s why we rewrote for graduation. Ubach and Jessica Cauffiel claim that the original ending also included Elle and Vivian drinking margaritas in Hawaii, implying that they were either best friends now or in love, although Smith and McCullah never wrote such an ending. Other suggested endings for the film included a musical number in which She, the judge, the jury and everyone in the courthouse sang and danced. Upon her arrival at Harvard, Elle`s SoCal personality contrasted sharply with her East Coast classmates, who were often suspicious of her. She soon meets Warner, but discovers that he is engaged to his former girlfriend Vivian Kensington, who thinks Elle is an idiot. Later, she tells Warner that she wants to apply for one of her professor`s internships, but he tells her she`s wasting her time because she`s not smart enough. When she realizes that Warner will never take her back or take her seriously, she finds the motivation to prove herself by working hard and demonstrating her understanding of the subject. Irreverent comic sketch of Santa`s Big Red Bag, adapted to the season, December 2-24, Rattlebrain Productions, The People`s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora; $29.50; rattlebrainproductions.com. « Nobody really knew that Legally Blonde was going to be what he was, literally [my label bosses] saying, `This movie will be nothing.
And the next thing you know is like this iconic movie. And my song opens it! Hoku said in an interview with Billboard.  « Sitting at the premiere and hearing my song open the movie and everyone clapping — it was like, `I`ve really arrived now, guys.` »  « A first-year law student would never be able to examine witnesses in criminal court. Perhaps the best thing she would do as a first-year 1L student would be to do some research and write memos or applications, » said Emma Therrien, a student at Lewis & Clark Law School.  All tickets for Film on the Rocks 2021 include movie snacks that will be distributed to each vehicle at the entrance. A bag of CityPop popcorn, a theater-sized box of simple M&M`s, 7oz Twizzlers and two Coca-Cola products (selection of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dasani subject to availability) are included per vehicle ticket. A very joyful (unauthorized) satirical musical by the Scientology Children`s Competition about a troupe of children who band together to tell the story of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, from November 26 to December 19, Aurora Fox Theater, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora; $15 to $36; aurorafox.org. On Rotten Tomatoes, Legally Blonde has a 70% approval rating, based on reviews from 147 critics, with an average rating of 6.20/10.
The site`s consensus is as follows: « While the images are predictable and stereotypical, Reese Witherspoon`s funny and nuanced portrayal makes this film better than it otherwise would have been. »  On Metacritic, the film has a score of 59 out of 100, based on 32 critics, indicating « mixed or average reviews ».  Viewers interviewed by CinemaScore gave the film an « A− » rating on the A-F scale. Caufmerkt, who plays Elle`s best friend and Delta Nu`s sister Margot, called Matthew Davis, who played Elle`s ex-Warner and became engaged to Selma Blair`s character, Vivian.