Legally Blonde

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.


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 Premium member

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.


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 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: 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.

Then how do you explain Vivian's shocked expression before Elle ever approached her?

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: 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.

Phixius Premium member

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.).

Correction: Some time has passed and Enid to "run" to Warner to talk about Elle at all.

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.

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 Premium member

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 Premium member

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 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: 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 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: 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.


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.

Revealing mistake: When Elle is talking to Paulette on the cell phone, while waiting for the water, the woman before her goes to the water fountain, and you see her. She doesn't drink any water. She just puts her mouth next to the fountain. It is extremely obvious.

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Trivia: Right at the end of the scene where Warner breaks up with Elle, Elle is crying loudly and Warner remarks to the other restaurant patrons, "Bad salad." Elle then gets up and storms out of the restaurant, and Warner stands and calls, "OK, you get the car, I'll get the check!" At that point, if you listen closely, you can hear an extra say, "I'm not having the salad!"

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Question: In the scene in the library, where Elle gets turned away from Vivian and Warner's study group, she and Enid get into an argument, where Enid remarks, "Like when you called me a d*ke and then voted against me?" to which Elle then accuses Vivian of saying it. What scene are they talking about?

Answer: Enid is accusing Elle of being a stereotypical, snooty sorority girl, like the ones who had obviously been cruel to her in the past.

Brian Katcher

Answer: It's not a scene in the movie, and presumably didn't actually happen as Elle protests her innocence.

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