"This movie is awful! The acting is terrible, the movie is not at all funny or entertaining, and Elle seems to have gone down several IQ points between the first movie and this one!
And, get this - it turns out that Elle's dog is gay. I mean, how stupid can you get? Did they run out of jokes that are actually humorous, and they had to resort to this?
Also, the movie seems to be trying to get the animal rights message of cosmetics testing on animals being wrong across to viewers. I can understand the writer or writers wanting to do this, as I have learned about what actually happens to the animals in these tests. Few people know that tests for cosmetics, shampoos, ect. that are done on animals are not simply putting make-up on them, or washing them with shampoo. What really happens is that the product is put in restrained animals' eyes and left there for several days, or is force-fed in large quanities to the animals, to see the products' effect on the animals.
However, the movie has a line about how animal testing of make-up is wrong because forcing a dog to wear make-up is wrong, and, after Elle's anti animal testing bill is passed, the lab animals are released, unharmed. So, the movie just perpetuates the myth that animals are not seriously harmed in cosmetics testing.
This movie is one of the stupidist, most boring movies I have ever seen.
AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS!"
First one was better
Kala | Ft Lauderdale, FL United States | 10/17/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I LOVED the first Legally Blonde movie. While it wasn't realistic, it was fun and a real joy to watch. I figured the second one would be decent too, but I was disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I think Reese Witherspoon is fantastic and she did a great job - I just thought the storyline was a little overboard. Personally, I wish the story had focused less on the dog, because while seeing the dog dressed up in pink is funny, it gets old when they try to plot the entire movie around it! Even so, the movie had some really funny parts (though I wish there had been more Luke Wilson!) and was worth seeing at least once. :)"
Funny and entertaining with a good message...
Michael Greenwaldt | Randall, Minnesota | 07/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The strong message is what made this sequel work so well for me. I will admit that its energy feels a little weaker than the first, but that still doesn't mean it's not funny, touching, and highly enjoyable. As an animal lover, I couldn't help but be affected by it. The scene where we witness Bruiser's mom in the lab really got to me. It was depressing and heartbreaking to watch. The fact that I strongly believe in and support the cause our heroine, Elle (Witherspoon), is fighting for, made this movie that much more enjoyable for me. Real animal lovers should easily be able to relate and root for Elle. This movie is just so positive and inspiring. There's so many things I feel so strongly about, and Legally Blonde 2 made me want to get up and try to make a difference. If this movie could reach at least one person in each audience the way it reached me, then it did its job and will have been a success. If only more movies had good messages like this one. I'm not saying everyone is going to feel the same way or be able to relate as well as I could, but hopefully it will be able to inspire quite a few. I'd actually recommend letting some younger kids see it. Maybe, just maybe, it can help make a difference. With such an honest main character who's not afraid to stand up for what she believes in, I certainly see it doing more good than harm. Yes, it's basically a fluff movie, but it also goes a little deeper than that. The more serious tone in some scenes worked well for me, and I found them quite effective for this kind of movie. I remember a lot of people saying that the highlight of the first movie was Elle's Harvard video. However, while I thought it was funny and pretty amusing, I didn't love it as much as most seemed to. I personally thought the slides showed at the office for Bruiser in this sequel were much funnier, not to mention cuter.Reese Witherspoon delivered another fun performance as Elle. This actress never fails to amuse me. She carried the first one completely on her shoulders. This time around though, the adorable dog playing Bruiser managed to steal pretty much every scene he was in. I think he should get a Best Supporting Actor nomination ;), but unfortunately, he'll likely be snubbed. The rest of the supporting players were all fine and enjoyable, especially Bob Newhart as Sidney and Jennifer Coolidge as Paulette. But none of them could compete with their four legged co-star. This nice, friendly movie made me want to stand up and cheer. It had a good message and stood for something I believe in. I found it funny and very entertaining. It left me with a smile on my face and feeling inspired to make a difference. A solid and harmless feel-good movie. Grade: 8/10 (B+)"
Illegally Bad Movie
David Vincent Gagne | LOS ANGELES, CA United States | 07/05/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I honestly could not believe how pitifully bad this film was. The first one was actually pretty funny; but this one was painful. To add injury to insult, the movie ends abruptly! At the end you are left wondering if they ran out of film in the camera, couldn't decide how to finish, or just felt like they had tortured the moviegoers long enough and might as well call it quits. Don't go see this one in the theater. It's not worth the [money]."
D. E. Kabor | USA | 03/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoy both these movies. I am very disappointed in MGM as they say the first movie has special features, yet none are available on ANY DVD that I have seen. The cover of the DVD shows special features are with the DVD, such as deleted scenes, etc., yet the original movie only has commentary with it as its "special feature". The second movie does have some of the features listed. The two movies are very entertaining and just fun to watch."