History Film / LegallyBlonde

17th Aug '16 11:17:32 AM MrDeath
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* ConvictionByContradiction: Both of Elle's "AHA!" moments that completely change the course of the trial wouldn't actually change anything, but the movie portrays them as such clever logical traps that two key witnesses are completely defeated.
** [[spoiler: The pool boy being gay or even having a boyfriend wouldn't matter at all when the claim was that he was sleeping with Brooke to get at her husband's money. He's already claiming he's an accessory to the murder and they were planning to run away with the money, so there's no reason to believe that he wasn't just planning on stealing the money for himself after Brooke had access to it. Instead the movie has him trying to pretend he's not gay as if is the critical item in his testimony.]]
** [[spoiler: Considering the murder trial had already begun before the movie started and a lot of time had passed between the day of the crime and the trial itself, the entire case turning on Elle proving that Chutney was lying because of her fresh perm in spite of her claim she was showering has two major problems. First of all, even at the time the movie was made, a salon perm like Chutney's would not wash out that easily - most salon perms are perfectly fine to be washed the day of the perm. Second, even assuming Chutney's perm wasn't water resistant, Elle doesn't have proof that Chutney's perm was perfect ''on the day of the murder.'' Having good hair ''on the day of a murder trial'' is irrelevant since Chutney could easily claim she already fixed it. Once again, though, the movie portrays this as a stunning deduction with no refutation that leads to Chutney sputtering with rage until she confesses to the crime herself.]]
*** Chutney says she went to the hairdresser in the morning, and then went home and took a shower. Which does seem odd if you've just been to the hairdresser.
17th Aug '16 5:21:55 AM aft85
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*** Chutney says she went to the hairdresser in the morning, and then went home and took a shower. Which does seem odd if you've just been to the hairdresser.
4th Jul '16 11:29:08 PM Rebochan
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** The rule that Elle uses to become the trial attorney at the end of the movie would only apply to a senior law student who has taken a class in evidence handling - Elle is neither.
** Judges do not have the authority to file charges against anyone in the courtroom, nor order the prosecuting attorney to do so.



* ConvictionByContradiction: As noted in the entry above, Elle uses this to find the ''real'' murderer during Brooke's trial.

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* ConvictionByContradiction: As noted in Both of Elle's "AHA!" moments that completely change the entry above, course of the trial wouldn't actually change anything, but the movie portrays them as such clever logical traps that two key witnesses are completely defeated.
** [[spoiler: The pool boy being gay or even having a boyfriend wouldn't matter at all when the claim was that he was sleeping with Brooke to get at her husband's money. He's already claiming he's an accessory to the murder and they were planning to run away with the money, so there's no reason to believe that he wasn't just planning on stealing the money for himself after Brooke had access to it. Instead the movie has him trying to pretend he's not gay as if is the critical item in his testimony.]]
** [[spoiler: Considering the murder trial had already begun before the movie started and a lot of time had passed between the day of the crime and the trial itself, the entire case turning on
Elle uses proving that Chutney was lying because of her fresh perm in spite of her claim she was showering has two major problems. First of all, even at the time the movie was made, a salon perm like Chutney's would not wash out that easily - most salon perms are perfectly fine to be washed the day of the perm. Second, even assuming Chutney's perm wasn't water resistant, Elle doesn't have proof that Chutney's perm was perfect ''on the day of the murder.'' Having good hair ''on the day of a murder trial'' is irrelevant since Chutney could easily claim she already fixed it. Once again, though, the movie portrays this as a stunning deduction with no refutation that leads to find Chutney sputtering with rage until she confesses to the ''real'' murderer during Brooke's trial.crime herself.]]
16th Apr '16 2:25:03 PM KimiFW
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** In the sequel, [[spoiler: Bruiser is revealed to be this. He develops an attraction to another male dog, much to the chagrin of that dog's owner. The owner coming to terms with this leads him to show his support for Bruiser's mother being set free. Also, he is seen always wearing pink, and Elle mentions after this revelation that he likes to try on her shoes.]]

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** In the sequel, [[spoiler: Bruiser is revealed to be this. He develops an attraction to another male dog, much to the chagrin of that dog's owner. The owner coming to terms with this leads him to show his support for Bruiser's mother being set free. Also, he is seen always wearing pink, and Elle mentions after this revelation that he likes to try on wear her shoes.]]
16th Apr '16 2:24:37 PM KimiFW
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** In the sequel, [[spoiler: Bruiser is revealed to be this. He develops an attraction to another male dog, much to the chagrin of that dog's owner. The owner coming to terms with this leads him to show his support for Bruiser's mother being set free.]]

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** In the sequel, [[spoiler: Bruiser is revealed to be this. He develops an attraction to another male dog, much to the chagrin of that dog's owner. The owner coming to terms with this leads him to show his support for Bruiser's mother being set free. Also, he is seen always wearing pink, and Elle mentions after this revelation that he likes to try on her shoes.]]
16th Apr '16 12:02:47 PM KimiFW
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* CampGay: Presented as an iron rule - gay men know brand named shoes, straight men don't.

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* CampGay: CampGay:
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Presented as an iron rule - gay men know brand named shoes, straight men don't.
16th Apr '16 11:59:34 AM KimiFW
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** In the sequel, [[spoiler: Bruiser]] is revealed to be this.

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** In the sequel, [[spoiler: Bruiser]] Bruiser is revealed to be this.this. He develops an attraction to another male dog, much to the chagrin of that dog's owner. The owner coming to terms with this leads him to show his support for Bruiser's mother being set free.]]
15th Apr '16 9:23:24 PM KimiFW
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** In the sequel, [[spoiler: Bruiser]] is revealed to be this.
13th Mar '16 11:08:23 AM Ciara25
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* PlotHole: If the film airs before the watershed, it necessarily cuts the scene with [[spoiler: Stromwell inspiring Elle to return to the case after nearly quitting because Callahan came onto her, since she calls Callahan a "prick".]] Without this, Elle's boisterous return to the courtroom, done up to the nines in pink, comes rather out of the blue.
12th Mar '16 6:09:06 PM Ciara25
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* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: Chutney hates Brooke for marrying her father, when she's the same age as her. So she ''tried to kill her.'']]

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* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler: Chutney hates is disgusted by the fact that her new stepmother Brooke for marrying her father, when she's is the same age as her. So she ''tried to kill murder her.'']]


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* EvilIsPetty: [[spoiler: Why did Chutney plan to murder her stepmother? Was she being done out of an inheritance? Was Brooke nasty to her? No; it's because she was squicked out by the fact that Brooke is the same age as her.]]
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