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Legally Blondes


Starring: Camilla Rosso, Rebecca Rosso, Brittany Curran and Rita Roo Colins
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
RRP: £15.99
Certificate: PG
Available 11 May 2009

Following the death of their mother Elle Woods invites her young blond cousins, Annie and Izzy, to stay at her house in California while she is away. The girls pink and blond sensibilities soon have them clashing with their prep school counterparts, who try to frame them for a crime, but the girls prove that you should never underestimate the power of pink...

Legally Blondes (2009 - 1 hr, 22 min, 25 sec) is a straight to video comedy film directed by Savage Steve Holland from a script by Chad Gomez Creasey and Dara Resnik Creasey. I use the word comedy in its loosest form, mostly because the film fails, at almost every point, to be funny.

I’m not even sure where to start in order to illustrate just how awful this film is. The original film in the franchise, which starred Reece Witherspoon, wasn’t my cup of tea, but did have some redeeming factors. This film has none. The script is weak, but not as weak as the acting and the direction is uninspiring.

I suppose that the film was designed to appeal to a family audience and as such appears to have had anything offensive, controversial or interesting removed. You’d be hard pressed to even term some of the scenes as mild drama.

Of course the girls win out in the end with their blond abilities, but by the time the film ended I had lost the will to live, so didn’t really care.

The film does come with a few extras including Thinking Pink (13 min, 07 sec) looks at why they made the film and how they found the girls. Torquemada, himself would not have accepted any of this was a justifiable reason for making the movie and would have certainly gone all medieval on their arses for polluting the world with this dross. Next up is Double Trouble (4 min, 11 sec) and don’t we love being twins and telling everybody why. I wish they hadn’t bothered. The disc is finished off with Fashion Frenzy (5 min, 14 sec) about all things pink with the costume designer and Pacific Preparatory Yearbook is an interactive book with photos and info on the characters

The film is presented in English, Spanish, French and German with English subtitles, with a very soft picture which leads me to think that the whole thing was shot on a cheap DV camera.

Even at the close I can’t think of one redeeming quality that this film possesses except it is designed to offend nobody.


Charles Packer

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