Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +3 1/2

Content: -2

This time around, the likeable and zany Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is a rising young lawyer at a good firm. She strives to save the mother of her pet dog from being a cosmetic companys test subject and soon inspires to save all animals from testing. She moves to Washington DC to work for a U.S. Representative (Sally Field). The perky blond seeks to pass a law that would make animal testing illegal but encounters a host of resistance to her efforts. She finds that even the Representative has turned against her, but she surprisingly discovers a politically savvy ally in a hotel doorman (Bob Newhart). Elle calls in her best friends who, with their unique sense of fashion, begin to change the cynical attitude of the Washington politicians. All the while, she must prepare for her upcoming wedding with her man (Luke Wilson), who is a Harvard law professor. When disaster seems imminent, she turns to her sorority sisters for help and enthusiasm.

Legally Blond 2 celebrates the values of friendship, working together and having a positive attitude in the midst of difficulty. Elle tries to befriend those who dislike her, and she returns the deceit of her opponents with kindness and grace. Elles character refuses to conform to the compromising ways of Washington insiders. In desperation, Elle seeks inspiration from the life of Abraham Lincoln. The main character tries to motivate others by telling them that one honest voice can be louder than a crowd. Unfortunately, the film makes a point to state that Elles dog is a homosexual and keeps this as a running theme throughout the movie. There are some obscenities and profanities that will make some people blush. The movie focuses attention on the exterior appearance of a person. While there are some positives, Legally Blond 2 receives a negative acceptability rating for sexual innuendo and bad language.

Preview Reviewer: Blaine Butcher

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: many (10) times mild 5, severe 5.

Obscene Language: few (3) times F-word 2, S-word 1.

Profanity: several (7) times exclamatory (G 7).

Violence: mild (door shut in womans face, people knocked over by person running).

Sex: none.

Nudity: none.

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: few (comments with double meaning, men making comments about womens bodies).

Drugs: few (alcohol use, smoking).

Other: womans grandmother was a stripper, animals said to have rights like humans, Washington DC portrayed as cynical and corrupt.

Running Time: 100 minutes
Intended Audience: adults and teens

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