Sunday, April 1, 2007

Legally Blonde

The movie Legally Blonde is worth watching just for Reese Witherspoon's performance. Though there are a number of sexual innuendos, the film portrays such praiseworthy values as courage, perseverance and trust.

Witherspoon's character sheds the dumb blonde stereotype showing that first impressions can be misleading. She exemplifies a passion that is missing from the cold and calulating boyfriend that drops her. She overcomes a rocky start and great odds to deliver a stirring speech that serves as a fitting conclusion.

This movie reminds me of what someone has observed: even the deepest ocean has a shore. There's something wrong if we can't engage people on a seemingly superficial level. Small-talk is important. It's also foolish to think that some people are beneath us and have nothing to offer.

The movie highlights the value of becoming something that is in accord with how God has uniquely gifted each one of us. We don't have to deny who we truly are or surpress our past in order to be of service to others. Our uniqueness and experiences are assets rather than liabilities.

I'm glad that I can enjoy light, romantic comedies. I will admit to not laughing easily, but it doesn't seem like there are many movies that are genuinely funny. I did chuckle a few times during this one.
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