I requested and received Legally Blonde on DVD for Christmas. There are several things I really like about this film. Firstly Elle (Reese Witherspoon), the main character makes friends with everyone, university professors, lawyers, fellow students, her ex-boyfriend’s girlfriend and the local hairdresser. She doesn’t discriminate; she is genuinely interested and helpful to all those she meets (if only more of God’s people were like that!). Secondly circumstances conspire together to push Elle into reaching her potential. Something she would not have done voluntarily. There is a message here for us—we are more capable than we realize. Thirdly Elle rather unexpectedly solves a murder mystery in the middle of a romantic comedy! What a great twist. I love it.
January 15, 2009