History YMMV / LegallyBlonde

11th Sep '17 9:12:31 AM Raconteur11037
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* HilariousInHindsight: The fake legal case discussed during "Chip On My Shoulder" was recently turned into a (satirical) bill in a state legislature.

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The fake legal case discussed during "Chip On My Shoulder" was recently turned into a (satirical) bill in a state legislature.legislature.
** Seeing Michael Rupert (Professor Callahan) and Christian Borle (Emmett) playing opposite each other becomes this when, nearly ten years after the musical opened, Borle was cast as Marvin in the revival of ''Theatre/{{Falsettos}}'', a role which Rupert originated.
5th Aug '17 3:34:10 PM dbdude01
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* DesignatedHero: Elle starts out this way. She complains no one takes her seriously, but she went to Harvard just to win back a guy who dumped her because he didn't think her image would be useful to his career, and once she got in, she didn't do the required reading on the first day. Then, upon learning that Warner was engaged to another woman (who at that point had done nothing to Elle), Elle calls her horrible and set out to steal him from her. Then she complained that the woman whose fiancé she was trying to steal wasn't nice to her. And to top it all off, she thinks brunettes are inherently untrustworthy.
26th Apr '17 5:44:39 PM arilicious
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* MarySue: Elle has practically no character flaws. Almost everyone has something nice to say about her, and those that don't either change their minds, or are proven wrong. Arguably worse in the musical.
5th Apr '17 6:46:36 PM Kereea1
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: Several to fix plot issues from the film:
** Elle no longer impersonates a lawyer to get Paulette's dog back. Emmett, an actual lawyer, is there to back her up and she merely claims they're a legal team.
** Instead of shoes, Nikos is shown to be gay (and not straight or presumably bi) because he does not react to the Bend and Snap which has all the straight guys and Enid looking.
17th Feb '17 4:28:51 AM Storygirl000
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* MemeticMutation: It's becoming ''increasingly'' popular on YouTube to make characters from other franchises sing ''There! Right There!'' about one of their own (eg Jack Morrison of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'').
10th Feb '17 10:39:46 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: More like "Alternate Staging Interpretation". In the Broadway production, during the song "Legally Blonde" Elle sings the first half in the court room before returning to her room, where Emmett is waiting for her. Elle tells Emmett she's leaving and goes into her room. Emmett, out of earshot, realizes he's in love with Elle and then begins begging for her to stay from the other side of the door (this can be seen in the Broadway recording). In productions after that, the song never leaves the courtroom and so Emmett tells Elle face to face that he's in love with her which causes Elle to run away. The change probably happened in order to cut down on costs and an unnecessary scene change and aside from a couple of Emmett's lines the song stays the same. However, Elle hearing the confession completely changes their dynamic for the rest of the show and also changes the moment from a LoveEpiphany to an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: More like "Alternate Staging Interpretation". In the Broadway production, during the song "Legally Blonde" Elle sings the first half in the court room before returning to her room, where Emmett is waiting for her. Elle tells Emmett she's leaving and goes into her room. Emmett, out of earshot, realizes he's in love with Elle and then begins begging for her to stay from the other side of the door (this can be seen in the Broadway recording). In productions after that, the song never leaves the courtroom and so Emmett tells Elle face to face that he's in love with her which causes Elle to run away. The change probably happened in order to cut down on costs and an unnecessary scene change and aside from a couple of Emmett's lines the song stays the same. However, Elle hearing the confession completely changes their dynamic for the rest of the show and also changes the moment from a LoveEpiphany to an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove.
8th Jan '17 7:33:54 PM Bdem
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* MarySue: Elle has practically no character flaws. Almost everyone has something nice to say about her, and those that don't either change their minds, or are proven wrong. Arguably worse in the musical.
8th Jan '17 5:08:14 PM fearlessnikki
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[http://www.elle.com/Pop-Culture/Reese-Witherspoon-February-2012-ELLE-Magazine-Cover/February-2012-Reese-Witherspoon?cid=obinsite Reese Witherspoon is on the cover of Elle magazine.]]
* HollywoodHomely: Chutney. She's played by Creator/LindaCardellini (although the frizzy perm and dour attitude didn't do her any favors). Though Elle does say she has good bone structure.

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[[http://www.elle.com/Pop-Culture/Reese-Witherspoon-February-2012-ELLE-Magazine-Cover/February-2012-Reese-Witherspoon?cid=obinsite Reese Witherspoon is on the cover of Elle magazine.]]
** Watching this film after you've seen ''Film/CruelIntentions'' is hilarious. There it's Selma Blair who's TheDitz, and Reese Witherspoon who's the preppy wholesome girl.
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Chutney. She's played by Creator/LindaCardellini (although the frizzy perm and dour attitude didn't do her any favors). Though Elle does say she has good bone structure.


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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The film has a great feminist Aesop that isn't subtle, but still very powerful. Instead of going down the RealWomenDontWearDresses route, Elle's girliness and love of fashion are not shown as detrimental to her character in any way. She for example has a 4.0 grade average and gets only two points off the top score in her LSAT exam. She embraces her femininity at the end to become a top lawyer. And not only does she quickly abandon her shallow ambition to win Warner back, she and Vivian become good friends and learn to respect each other - rather than fighting over a man.


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* ValuesResonance: Several years before casual homophobia would get proper attention in movies, Elle responds to a taunt from Enid (who accuses Elle of hypothetically calling her a dyke) with "I don't use ''that'' word."
10th Oct '16 9:03:01 PM SirVancelot131
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** Warren taking out Elle at the beginning to a nice dinner, only to break up with her instead of proposing. He sent ''all'' the wrong kinds of signals for such a dramatic and heart-breaking occasion, especially in a public place, and only realizes his mistake when she starts crying, making a scene and asking WasItAllALie. Elle for good reason calls him a "bonehead" by the film's end.

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** Warren Warner taking out Elle at the beginning to a nice dinner, only to break up with her instead of proposing. He sent ''all'' the wrong kinds of signals for such a dramatic and heart-breaking occasion, especially in a public place, and only realizes his mistake when she starts crying, making a scene and asking WasItAllALie. Elle for good reason calls him a "bonehead" by the film's end.
12th Aug '16 4:32:10 AM pokemontotally
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* HateSink: Enid is a StrawFeminist who bullies [[ShrinkingViolet David]] and is rude to Elle. However she is shown applauding Elle later on in the film, implying she too was won over like Vivian.
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