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Legally Blonde (2001)


Jul 13, 2001

MPAA Rating



Reese Witherspoon
Mathew Davis


(pictures (c)2001 MGM)

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

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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.

Content Details

Why Is Legally Blonde (2001) Rated PG-13?

Legally Blonde (2001) is rated PG-13 for language and sexual references

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Legally Blonde (2001)...

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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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Coarse Language
AB PG Suggestive Language
MB Not Rated
ON Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Legally Blonde (2001)...

Although we have not reviewed the DVD version of Legally Blonde, we provide the following information for your convenience.

DVD Release Information:
  • Studio: MGM
  • Theatrical release date: July 13, 2001
  • DVD release date: November 06, 2001
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Production company: MGM
  • Package type: Keep case
  • Aspect ratio: Full screen standard - 1.33:1 Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1
  • DVD encoding: Region 1
  • Available audio tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish & French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround).
  • Available subtitles: English, Spanish, French.
DVD Extras:
  • Deleted scenes introduced by director Robert Luketic
  • Two featurettes
  • Commentary by director Robert Luketic, Reese Witherspoon, and film crew
  • Trivia

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