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Still shot from the movie: Legally Blonde (2001).

Legally Blonde (2001)

Sorority president Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) is an affluent California-campus flavor-of-the-month Homecoming Queen whose Harvard-bound boyfriend (Matthew Davis) dumps her. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 96
Theater Release: 13 Jul 2001
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MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Legally Blonde (2001) Rated PG-13?

Overall: C+
While Elle Woods does her best to dispel the blonde stereotype, the sexual content and language make Legally Blonde a family viewing felony.

Violence: B-
Scenes include discussion of a murder, girl slaps boy on face, woman accidentally injures man, girl lies during trial.

Sexual Content: C
Kissing couple seen in college dorm hallway, girls in bathroom shown in their underwear, unmarried couple kisses on date, girls shown in tight and low cut t-shirts with bare midriffs, slang terms used to refer to male and female genitals on numerous occasions, comment made about lap-dancing, girls shown in bikinis, girls shown in low-cut, body hugging gowns, reference made to faux fur panties, men stare at young woman and make mild comments on several occasions, comment made about man and his sexual prowess, women demonstrate a move meant to attract men, homosexual character discusses sexual relations with his boss, older man makes sexual suggestions and advances on young woman, brief argument shown between homosexual couple.

Language: C-
At least: 17 mild profanities, 8 moderate profanities, 15 terms of Deity used as expletives, 10 sexual slang terms and one extreme expletive.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B-
Couple drinks wine at dinner, father shown holding glass with alcoholic beverage on at least two occasions, characters shown bringing large amounts of alcohol to party, characters drink at college party, man shown with beer can, friends have drink together.

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