Reviewer's Rating 3 out of 5   User Rating 4 out of 5
Legally Blonde 2 SE DVD (2003)

Even Elle would struggle to pretty up our description of Legally Blonde 2 as a "dull, lacklustre, obnoxiously stupid sequel." If that causes you to see red, then make a stand and buy the DVD, but be warned: you mightn't be in the pink after checking out the humdrum extras.

The Same Ingredients

This DVD does mirror the style of the first release in terms of extra features, but the wit and fun of the first disc has been lost. An audio commentary by Jennifer Coolidge, Alanna Ubach and Jessica Cauffiel might sound like a good idea, but their chat is empty and rarely gives away much about the making of the film. Rather more fun and infinitely more informative is a busy subtitle trivia track, which you can turn on for humorous movie facts and more.

Legally Blonde 2 screengrab

Playing It Safe

In the 'making of' featurette Blonde Ambition director Charles Herman-Wurmfield talks a bit about the snap cup song and how they shot two versions: a go-nuts gospel number and the more restrained take that made it to the final cut. You can see the alternate version in the deleted scenes section, which frankly is a lot more fun.

Cheer Up Reese!

This DVD just doesn't have the same spirit of fun as the first, with even Reese Witherspoon looking bored in all the featurettes. She wears her executive producer hat in most interviews and is all the more dull for it. For little break-out moments of humour, save the gag reel for last and check out the easter egg containing outtakes from Bruiser the dog. He seems to be the only one who enjoyed making this movie.

EXTRA FEATURES

  • Audio commentary with Jennifer Coolidge, Alanna Ubach and Jessica Cauffiel
  • Trivia track
  • Blonde Ambition 'making of' featurette
  • Pretty in Pink art design featurette
  • Stars and Stripes, Never! wardrobe featurette
  • Hair Apparent hair featurette (77 hair styles for Elle this time!)
  • Elle's Anthem music score featurette (dull!)
  • Deleted scenes (seven)
  • Music video
  • Delta Nu interactive quiz
  • Gag reel
  • Behind-the-scenes photo gallery
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Easter egg Bruiser outtakes and featurette
  • This DVD was reviewed on a JVC XV-N5 DVD player.

    Technical Information

    REGION SOUND MENUS RATIO
    2 Dolby Digital 5.1 Animated, with music 1.85:1 (anamorphic)
    CHAPTERS SUBTITLES AUDIO TRACKS
    32 English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovene, Swedish, English
    CAPTIONS EXTRAS SUBTITLES CERTIFICATE
    English All of the special features come with subtitles, apart from the trailer and The Sims 2 preview 12

    End Credits

    Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld

    Writer: Kate Kondell

    Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Jennifer Coolidge, Sally Field, Bob Newhart

    Genre: Comedy

    Length: 100 minutes

    Cinema: 01 August 2003

    DVD: 01 December 2003

    Country: USA