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Legally Blonde’ turns bullying on its ear and is more than expected

July 10, 2014
By MICHAEL PULLIAM (mauibackstage@gmail.com) , For The Maui News

Whether you're a spouse, a date, a parent or a child, we've all been dragged to movies we didn't want to see. We assume it will be horrible, and have incredibly low expectations. "Legally Blonde" was that film for me. However, 10 minutes in I was laughing out loud. Although it may appear as fluff on the surface, by film's end there is an incredible amount of substance in this story. If you've ever spent a chapter of your life in Southern California, it is perhaps easy to mock the over-privileged, but a little open mindedness will reveal a much more complex individual with a master's degree in tow, whose fashion-plate exterior is merely a socially dictated faade. Many Maui millionaires wear $5 slippers and a pair of well-worn board shorts. Is pretentiousness regional? "Legally Blonde" turns bullying on its ear and surprisingly presents a commentary on rushing to judgment.

 
 

 

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