Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde (2001)

34 corrected entries

Corrected entry: When Elle finds out that she was picked for the law firm she goes "Oh, Warner" and turns to the left, then Warner and Vivian look as though she was coming from the right.

Correction: Elle turns to her right. Warner then also turns to his right whilst Vivian turns to their left as she was coming from that side.

Corrected entry: At the very beginning of the movie Serena has bangs, but when Margot is picking out her wedding dress Serena says "I got bangs." She already had them almost half of the movie.

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Correction: Serena said she got "fangs". This was a slightly different styling then she previously had, exchanging her regular heavy bangs for the softer lighter fringe bangs, or "fangs".

Corrected entry: After Elle wins her case the show moves to the graduation. The words "two years later" drop down the screen. but as Elle gives her speech she states: "in my 3 years at Harvard." Not only are there two different years being mentioned in the movie. In reality you have to take 3-4 years of law school after you get your Bachelor's degree.

Pjpodemski

Correction: Elle wins the case after some time, presumably near the end of her first year at Harvard. A typical JD is a three year long degree. Thus roughly two years after winning the case she is graduating.

Corrected entry: When Elle finds out she got an internship with Callahan, she goes to tell Warner & Vivian who are shocked. There were only 4 names on the list, so how come they are surprised? They'd have to be blind to have not seen her name there.

Correction: She doesn't go to tell them that, instead she reminds Warner of the "time she and him spent in the hot tub for 4 hours". Vivian wasn't shocked at Elle getting an internship (that wasn't even mentioned), she was shocked after Elle told her about the 4 hour hot-tub experience. Also, they aren't likely to react anyway; it's clear they hardly care about Elle.

Corrected entry: When Enrique describes Chuck as "just a friend," Chuck calls him a bitch and storms out of the courtroom — yet hasn't been the least bit bothered by Enrique's testimony that he's been having an affair with Brooke.

Correction: Except that Enrique wasn't having an affair with Brooke, it was all a lie. Presumably, Enrique told Chuck about this beforehand, and that is why Chuck is not upset by it. However, once Enrique belittles his relationship with Chuck, only then does Chuck become upset.

tinsmith

Corrected entry: The first law class scene involves Reese Witherspoon getting kicked out of the room for being unprepared to answer questions regarding Gordon v. Steele, a very basic Civil Procedure case. The scene closes with the professor asking Selma Blair about the result in Gordon v. Steele. She responds that the court held that there was not diversity jurisdiction. The professor replies that Selma is correct. But, this is entirely the wrong answer. The court in that case held that there was diversity jurisdiction. Merely getting a case wrong would seem trivial, but again this is literally the first case any law student studies in Civil Procedure, a first year class. How could a screenwriter get this basic case completely wrong?

Correction: There was no error in that scene. When the Professor asks Vivian if there was diversity jurisdiction "in this case," she was referring to Elle being kicked out of class. At the very end of that exchange, just before the scene changes, the Professor begins to ask Vivian, "What about in Gordon v. Steele?" She was merely trying to contrast the two scenarios. Incidentally, not all Civ Pro professors choose to use Gordon v. Steele to instruct their students on diversity jurisdiction cases, nor do they all choose diversity jurisdiction as the very first topic to cover in the course.

Corrected entry: The idea that Elle was able to go from a 143 on the LSAT to a 179 is utterly ridiculous. The scores for the LSAT are not given as objective scores like on most high school or college exams, but are weighted, etc., so it's possible to raise a score, but not by 30+ points.

Joel Amos Gordon

Correction: This is simply a matter of your opinion, there is no reason that with the dedication and hard work she puts into her studying, that she couldn't improve her performance on the LSAT, even relative to the other test-takers.

Corrected entry: The daughter, Chutney, is examined by the prosecution, then the defense should have had the opportunity to cross-examine her. However, in between her first testimony and the scene where Elle gets her to confess is the testimony of the pool boy. If Chutney is a witness for the prosecution, she would not have been able to be called as a witness for the defense as well, seeing as they already cross-examined her.

Correction: If substantial new evidence is presented or credibility of previous testimony is challenged, a previous witness may be recalled for clarification or additional information.

Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, we can see one of Elle's friends go into a shower room to get a signature. You can also see that it was signed with a pin. The shower room was very moist and humid. So much humidity, in fact, that the card being signed would have had some kind of noticeable smudges on the ink. Yet nobody seems to notice anything at all wrong with the card.

Correction: The fact that the card was taken into the steam and signed means thats it's possible to be done. From experience the ink wouldn't always smuge, even if it did it wouldn't be considered a mistake. I also have recieved cards with smeared ink and didn't make a point to question why my card was smudged.

Corrected entry: After Chutney confesses that she accidentally shot and killed her father, the judge tells the bailiff to take her away and charge her with the murder of her father. However, since killing her father was not premeditated, she should be charged with manslaughter, not murder. A judge who knows the meaning of "mens rea" should know the difference between murder and manslaughter.

Paul Pepiton

Correction: The premeditation was there to kill somebody. It doesn't matter that it was the wrong person. And, this would be a legal debate among the attorneys, so it isn't really a mistake.

Rlvlk

Corrected entry: When Elle, David, and Enid all introduce themselves at the start of the film, Elle says, "Hi, I'm Elle Woods, and this is Bruiser Woods, and we're both Gemini vegetarians." However, feeding your dog a vegetarian diet would make it sick and it would eventually die a long, painful death.

Correction: Seems odd that there'd be commercially available vegetarian dog food then, what with all the laws concerning pet food production. http://www.vegetariandogs.com/.

Phixius

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie when Elle is invited to the 'costume party,' she enters wearing her bunny outfit and the first person she runs into is the lesbian girl with glasses playing foos-ball. After Elle walks through the party and finds Warner, that same lesbian girl with the glasses is all of a sudden there at the keg arguing with Warner about something. So once the lesbian girl saw Elle did she run to Warner to monopolize him at the keg?

Correction: It's a party, would be pretty boring if everyone just stayed where they are the entire evening. (Besides you really don't know how fast Elle walks through the room.).

Corrected entry: At one point Vivian comes into Elle's room and asks for the deposition for the criminal case on which they are working. Criminal cases do not have depositions - civil cases do. Criminal cases have witness statements taken by the police. Although defense attorneys can do their own investigation, they still would not do a deposition, just an interview.

Joel Amos Gordon

Correction: That may be true, but remember they're STUDENTS, and can make mistakes in terminology.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: If Callahan is a high-powered defense attorney, he probably wouldn't have time to teach a full time class at Harvard. He also wouldn't be teaching a class on embryo's etc, but rather one in the criminal law field.

Joel Amos Gordon

Correction: The fact that he is a "high-powered defense attorney" means he can pick and choose his cases and charge exorbitant amounts of cash so he doesn't need to take very many cases to stay wealthy. As such he'd have all kinds of time to teach a full-time class at Harvard Law. The money he gets from that would mean even fewer cases he had to take on. The "embryo lesson" was only to give an example of what works in the courtroom; things that may prove useful in a criminal hearing.

Phixius

Corrected entry: In the scene where Emmett and Vivian go to visit Brooke in prison, Callahan is on the news on the TV behind them. The reporter asks how he plans to discredit Mr. Salvatore, but this is after Elle has already discovered that he's gay and Emmett got him to admit it on the stand.

Correction: So they're running a previously recorded interview to bring viewers up to speed on recently unfolded events. Happens all the time.

Phixius

Corrected entry: At the end of Legally Blonde, it says that Elle was a part of the graduating class of 2004, however, in Legally Blonde 2, when Margo and Serena are doing the cheer with the interns to try to get support for the discharge petition, they say "intern class of 2003 on deck." If Elle was in the class of 2004, then she wouldn't have been in Washington practicing law in 2003.

Correction: Character mistake. Margo and Serena aren't exactly the brightest girls around.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the students introduce themselves on the grass, one says that Stephan Hawking stole his, "A Brief History of Time" from his paper. "A Brief History of Time" is a book and is not a theory to be stolen.

Correction: Hawking might have stolen key passages from the paper and put it into his book. The text of a paper can be stolen, not just the theories in it. Besides, the student is making a rather outlandish claim and if it makes no sense, that is a fault of his and not of the writers'.

Corrected entry: When Elle is going into the room with Callahan and the other interns, she must have driven. But after she and Emmitt go to the spa, he drives her home. Where is her car?

Correction: Emmet takes her to the salon in his car. It is possible Emmet gives her a lift BACK but not home- or Elle walked to the place she met the interns because Elle could never drive in those heels she wears.

Corrected entry: When Elle attends her first class at law school, a classroom layout is placed in front of her. She does not write her name on it or pass it on, but when her teacher picks it up and looks at the layout she knows who Elle is and where she sits, even thought she didn't write her name on it.

Correction: But the camera is away from Elle for a short time so it's possible that she wrote her name on the paper then.

Corrected entry: When Reese is driving to Boston from California she enters the city on the Tobin Bridge. She would only cross the Tobin Bridge had she come from California via New Hampshire. They should have shown her entering the city from the Mass Pike, coming from the west towards Cambridge, where Harvard is located.

Correction: It's an assumption that she drove directly from CA to Boston - which is unlikely. She could easily have flown into Logan Airport, met up with the removers and had her car delivered to there. They would then drive to Cambridge, over the Tobin.

Corrected entry: In the scene when she's talking to Brusier on her bed the dog is wearing a collar and a small tie, but in the next scene he's wearing a silver chain.

Correction: Elle could have switched it. The movie shows that the character is very fashion-conscious. I wouldn't be surprised if she changed her dog's accessories all the time.

Corrected entry: When Elle first arrives on campus with the moving men, she stops to give her dog some water in a little plastic pool. After about 2 seconds of drinking, she picks the dog back up but leaves the pool there while she walks to her dorm. The moving men simply walk around it.

Tiffany Fife

Correction: This isn't a mistake. If Elle didn't pick it up, the men carrying heavy items wouldn't bother to either.

Corrected entry: When Elle is questioning Chutney, she tells her that she couldn't have been in the shower because if she got a perm she could not wet her hair. This is not true (and I know this for a fact because I am a stylist). You may wet your hair but not shampoo it for 48 hours after you have a perm. Any Cosmo girl would know that.

Correction: Actually chutney says "I was in the shower, washing my hair" therefore she did wash her hair meaning that the perm would have been ruined.

Corrected entry: When Elle enters the court room to take over the lawyer role, her pink bag is full (with her dog). When Elle gets the daughter to confess and wins the case, her dog hops out of the bag and she picks him up. She is holding the dog for the rest of that scene. However, when Elle leaves the court room and Warner runs after her, to say that he wants her back, she no longer has her dog, and her bag is obviously empty. Where did her little dog go?

Correction: As seen thru out the movie, Bruiser,the dog, often walks at Elle's feet. He could have simply been walking next to her, unseen by the camera.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Elle is sitting in a circle with other Harvard students, introducing themselves after they registered, there is a shot where you can see that there are 5 students plus the leader of the group. There is that David guy, that girl Enid, a guy in brown pants, the really smart guy, and then Elle. However, when they go around the circle saying there names, the guy in the brown pants is not there any more.

Correction: Actually he is there, only the camera has gone right past him. There was no need to interview him as he is not in any other part of the film.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, a reporter asks how Elle knew about the daughter killing the father and Brooke answers 'because she's amazing' but her mouth doesn't move.

Correction: Actually, Brooke says, "Because she's brilliant, of course." Also, after reviewing the clip repeatedly, including the use of the zoom function, you can see the actress' lips move, but due to the fact that she is smiling (wouldn't you be happy too if you were just released?) her lips don't make large movements as the line is delivered.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Elle is in her dorm room, and Bruiser (the dog) is watching the Taco Bell commercial, he is actually watching himself on TV. Bruiser is the Taco Bell dog.

Correction: Actually, Bruiser isn't. If you watch during the end credits, Bruiser is played by a dog other than Gidget, the Taco Bell dog.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Elle is on her way to her first class as a serious law student, she runs into her ex-boyfriend Warner, who is looking at a bulletin board and jotting some information down. However, at least one of the fliers on the board (at Harvard Law School) is an advertisement for an LSAT prep class. Now wouldn't students already enrolled in law school have no need for an LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) prep course?

Correction: Harvard is a large school with medical and business classes as well. It doesn't seem unlikely that from the first day of Gross Anatomy, a few new med-students would want to "jump ship" and check out the Law School and forget about Medical School. There's probably MCAT fliers hanging in the medical school's bulletin too.

Corrected entry: When Elle first sees Warner at Harvard (he is looking at a notice board), she tells him to wait for her at the benches after class but at the party (when she is in her bunny outfit) she says 'We're taking the same classes'. Surely they could have met up after class in the classroom.

Correction: Remember, Elle is on her way to her very first class when she sees Warner at the message board. Her comment "We have the same classes" surely means that they share some of the same classes, but not that they share their whole schedule. After all, don't you think they would have shown Warner if he had been in the first class (when Elle is kicked out), instead of only showing a shot with Vivian and her friend?

Corrected entry: Emmett and Elle go to interview Chutney's mother at the health spa, where she declares 'I have never met Brooke but I hear she can be quite the little bitch.' Later, in court, she then declares that she watched Brooke flirting and leering at the pool boy. How could she know this if she has never met Brooke?

Correction: She may have "viewed" Brooke, but never was properly introduced. The two women probably have never exchanged words with each other, meaning they have never met.

Ral0618

Corrected entry: During Elle's first class, after about 3 minutes into the class she is asked to leave by the teacher. She then goes outside and sits down and talks for a couple of minutes. Then she and her boyfriend are joined by his new girlfriend who was also in Elle's class. Either the girlfriend was asked to leave the class or the class only lasted five minutes.

Correction: Elle may have walked around for the rest of the class time. It does not show her actually leaving her class and going to the bench, it just shows her sitting down, so it is quite possible she walked around to try and calm down while the class finished before going to meet Walter.

Corrected entry: When Elle and her friends are at the dress store they pick out a dress for her big date saying this is the one - I think it's pink. Then when she is at the restaurant and is waiting to be proposed to she's wearing a totally different dress.

Correction: When Elle says "This is it" she was not talking about the dress, but the forthcoming evening. The entire sentence is "Girls, this is it, in a few hours I'll be the future Mrs Warren Huntingham the 3rd" (or whatever his name was).

Corrected entry: When Elle arrives at Harvard, she has a giant moving truck full of her things. But when she decides to leave Harvard and goes to the Nail Salon to say goodbye to Paulette, all of her things fit into her convertible. Wouldn't she need another moving truck?

Correction: She could have taken only what she immediately needs with her, and then have it arranged so a moving company delivers the rest of her stuff later.

Corrected entry: When Elle decides to leave law school and goes to see Paulette, she hugs her to say goodbye with her head on Paulette's left shoulder. In the next shot where we see it from her professor's view, Elle is clearly hugging her with her head on her right shoulder.

Correction: When you see Elle from the professor's view, she is looking in a mirror. Then the stylist wheels the professor around to face Elle and Paulette and you see them hugging with Elle's head on Paulette's left shoulder.

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