It’s happening! Legally Blonde will return to our screens in May 2022 with its third installment. And while we wait, we wanted to pay tribute to this wonderful gem from the early 2000s. We have compiled the 10 life lessons that this movie taught us.
Here we go!
Intelligence comes in all shapes and sizes
Being smart doesn’t just have one definition, and if anyone can prove that, it’s Elle Woods. She taught us that the skills learned in one area of life can be adapted to other situations.
Don’t judge a book by its cover
When Elle first arrived at Harvard, her classmates didn’t take her seriously because she was dressed in all pink. But she was just as smart (if not smarter) than her classmates all along. You never know what is behind such a fashionable cover.
People who clip your wings don’t deserve you
Warner Huntington III was a toxic boyfriend. Elle tries to win him back, but she eventually learns that she deserves someone who believes in her and who accepts and love her for who she is.
Being a mean girl will turn against you
We all remember that Vivian thinks she is better and much smarter than Elle. But Elle ends up showing her how wrong she is, and that she values herself much more than Vivian does.
You never know who you’re impressing
One of the best scenes in Legally Blonde is when Elle is at the salon toward the end of the film, telling Paulette that she is going to give up and move back home. All of a sudden, that intimidating Professor Stromwall emerges from under the dryer and says, “If you’re going to let one stupid prick ruin your life, then you’re not the girl I thought you were.” Elle is surprised, because she was convinced that the teacher hated her, but nothing is further from reality.
True love knows no bounds
It doesn’t matter if you are more or less clumsy, more or less thin, it only matters who you are and you will find the ideal person for you, no matter how … or when.
Friendship is more important than winning
It’s important to protect your friend’s trust, even if that means you’re going to make other people angry in the process.
Don’t let the pigs get to you
Callagan only gave Elle the job because he wanted to sleep with her but she said “no” and was brave enough to show that pig her worth.
Be true to yourself
Elle is at her best when she stops trying to pretend to be someone she’s not (even if she didn’t realize she was being someone he wasn’t), and she truly finds herself during the movie. We are all at our best when we just decide to be ourselves.
Bend and snap
A Legally Blonde post would be incomplete without a reference to the “bend and snap.”