Elle Woods, played by Reese Witherspoon, is the too-perfect campus sweetheart, sorority queen and cute-as-can-be West Coast natural blonde in this ridiculous but highly entertaining comedy. Woods gets dumped by her hunky East Coast boyfriend, Warner (Matthew Davis), who’s headed to Harvard Law School where he reignites a romance with an old flame from prep school. Not to be outdone, Woods nails the LSATs and gets admitted to Harvard as well so she can win back Warner. At Harvard, Woods learns there’s more to life than just looks, and she navigates her way through the challenges of a law school education and into the courtroom.
Trivia: In a scene where Elle is studying for the LSAT, her sorority sister, Amy, reads answer choices from an actual LSAT test from June 2000.
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Attribution: Text by Kevin Davis; art by Sara Wadford and cinemamaterial.com; gallery by Andy Lefkowitz.