Whos in Legally Blonde
The film originally ended at the courthouse, just after Woods won the case, with Elle on the steps of the courthouse sharing a victory kiss with Emmett, then cutting a year into the future to see her with a now-blonde Vivian form their own blonde legal defense club at law school. After the test audience revealed that they didn`t like the ending, McCullah Lutz and Smith consulted Luketic, Platt and other members of the production team while they were still in the lobby of the theater, and they agreed that a new conclusion was needed. “It was just a weak ending,” said screenwriter McCullah Lutz. “The kiss didn`t feel right to me because it`s not a romantic comedy – it wasn`t about their relationship. So the test viewers said, “We want to see what happens – we want her to succeed. That`s why we rewrote for graduation. Ubach and Jessica Cauffiel claim that the original ending also included Elle and Vivian drinking margaritas in Hawaii, implying that they were either best friends now or in love, although Smith and McCullah never wrote such an ending. Other suggested endings for the film included a musical number in which She, the judge, the jury and everyone in the courthouse sang and danced. Amanda Brown published Legally Blonde in 2001, based on her real-life experiences as a blonde who attended Stanford Law School while obsessed with fashion and beauty, read Elle magazine, and frequently clashed with the personalities of her peers.  The outline of Legally Blonde grew out of Brown`s experiences as a blonde who went to Stanford Law School while obsessed with fashion and beauty, reading Elle magazine, and frequently clashing with the personalities of her peers. In 2000, Brown met producer Marc Platt, who helped her develop her manuscript into a novel. Platt hired screenwriters McCullah Lutz and Smith to adapt the book into a film. The project caught the attention of director Luketic, an Australian newcomer who came to Hollywood after the success of his first offbeat short film Titsiana Booberini. “I had been reading scripts for two years and couldn`t find anything to put my own personal imprint until Legally Blonde came along,” Luketic said. Witherspoon wore 40 different hairstyles in the film.  “Oh my God, it became known as `The hair that ate Hollywood,`” Luketic said.
“It was all about hair. I have this obsession with flyaways. It annoyed Reese a bit because I always had hairdressers on my face. But most of the time, the research and testing on set went in the right color, because `blonde` is open to interpretation, I thought. Producer Marc Platt was fascinated by the character of Elle Woods when he received a manuscript of an unpublished novel.  “What I liked about this story is that it`s hilarious, sexy and challenging at the same time,” says Platt. “The world looks at Her and sees someone who is blond and handsome, but no more. She, on the other hand, does not judge herself or anyone else. She thinks the world is great, she`s great, everyone is great, and nothing can change that.
She truly is an irrepressible modern heroine.  Legally Blonde is a 2001 American drama film directed by Robert Luketic. It stars Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matthew Davis, Victor Garber and Jennifer Coolidge. The story follows Elle Woods (Witherspoon), a sister who tries to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner Huntington III (Davis) by earning a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, overcoming stereotypes against blondes, and triumphing as a successful lawyer. He later tries to win her back after she cracks the murder trial, but she sees through him and he closes without a girlfriend and no job offer. Plays the iconic cartoon character Velma in the Scooby Doo movies, roles in critically acclaimed television shows, and movies like ER, Mad Men, Brokeback Mountain, Avengers, and Green Book. On Rotten Tomatoes, Legally Blonde has a 70% approval rating, based on reviews from 147 critics, with an average rating of 6.20/10. The site`s consensus is as follows: “While the images are predictable and stereotypical, Reese Witherspoon`s funny and nuanced portrayal makes this film better than it otherwise would have been.”  On Metacritic, the film has a score of 59 out of 100, based on 32 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews”.  Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film an “A−” grade on the A-F scale. The cast and crew also did a lot of research, with McCullah and Smith attending Stanford Law School for a week during the orientation period; A scene of a group of new students going around in circles was inspired by law students listening to the screenwriters during their visit.