Parents' Guide to

Legally Blonde

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun romp has some sexual references and salty language.

Movie PG-13 2001 96 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 27 parent reviews

age 16+

WAY too mature for the current 12yo rating

I am fairly free with what I let my daughter watch and recently rewatched this with her and couldn’t believe the amount of direct sexual conversation, much less the innuendo. This should have been a hard pass until she is way older, even though I do love this movie.
age 17+

ONLY FOR 17+!!!!

Very very very VERY inappropriate. Dont listen to the other rating’s. It is for 17+. Keep in mind your putting your childs sanity on the line! Do not let if they are not 17

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (27 ):
Kids say (137 ):

This courtroom comedy might not reach the heights of the sublime My Cousin Vinny, but it comes pretty close. Witherspoon is a treasure in Legally Blonde. She makes Elle completely believable as a charming California girl with spirit and brains. Witherspoon and the art direction (even the credits have i's dotted with hearts) keep things bubbly even when the script falters into predictability.

Luke Wilson as a young lawyer and Holland Taylor as an acerbic professor add some nice moments. Jennifer Coolidge delivers an iconic performance as Elle's nail technician and friend, and it's fun to see Raquel Welch in a cameo as a wealthy divorcée.

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