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Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

Reese Witherspoon returns as Elle Woods, that incredibly up-beat, pink-encrusted blonde.

This time around, she takes on Washington, D.C. when she attempts to get legislation passed that would ban animal testing by cosmetic companies.

She arrives at Representative Victoria Rudd's (Sally Field) office as a legislative aide.  Her first piece of business though is a quick make-over of her drab corner desk.  A fresh coat of color and some cute bric-a-brac and she's off to lobby the somber Committee On Energy and Commerce.

It's hard to take someone seriously who shows up to work in a hot pink suit with pillbox hat and carrying their beloved Chihuahua, Bruiser, in a matching purse but Elle is so sincere in her cause, she eventually sways even her staunchest opponent.

With the help of Rep. Rudd's staff (including the talented Regina King, who slowly comes around), a few dog loving Representatives and ditzy friends from home who, along with some energetic interns, stage a rousing cheering session on the House stairs, the Committee is finally persuaded to support Elle's bill.

I'm not quite sure if Elle is really bright, or if she's just so clueless about everything around her that she refuses to give up and therefore wears down her adversaries; but either way, she usually gets what she wants.

The film tries to compare Elle's experience in congress with that of Jimmy Stewart in the classic Mr. Smith Goes To Washington.  She's no Mr. Smith and her final plea to the full body lacks real passion - but she's still a lot of fun.

When you see a petite woman wearing brightly colored stilettos, pastel mini skirts and carrying a little dog, you just know you're in for a good time!

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

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