Father and child sit together smiling while looking at a smart phone.

Want more recommendations for your family?

Sign up for our weekly newsletter for entertainment inspiration

Parents' Guide to

Legally Blondes

By Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Silly and unrealistic, but fun for tweens.

Movie PG 2009 86 minutes
Legally Blondes Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 18+


I see this movie as a dumb blonde movie

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 18+

We only lasted 5 minutes!

We started this film open minded. I saw a rating of 3.7/10 on another site but this site showed 4/5. My daughters (10 and 12) settled down to watch it and I was unimpressed from the first scene. It took my children 5 minutes to admit the same! Only good if you like pink, flirting to get your way and lots of PINK!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (28 ):

The movie is lighthearted fun, but a story that spins on conspicuous consumption is a bit hard to swallow given the economic environment. We're told that Annie and Izzy have academic chops, but their obvious delight at shopping on Rodeo Drive and fluency in all topics fashion makes a bigger impression. The shame and subterfuge associated with attending a posh private school on scholarship are referred to again and again, with public school positioned as the ultimate sentence for poor behavior.

The Rosso twins are incredibly beautiful, but their portrayal of these girls as sisters, daughters, and classmates comes across as stiff and a shade too good to be true. Better in her role is the mean girl Tiffany (Brittany Curran), who rips into her lines with gusto and great comic timing. The courtroom scene at the end of the movie, while wholly implausible, provides some twists and turns that may just make up for the lack of warmth and humor from the original Legally Blondes and keep tween viewers tuned in until the end.

Movie Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate