Legally Blonde is a 2001 American comedy film starring Reese Witherspoon, produced by Marc E. Platt for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios and directed by Robert Luketic. It is based on the 2001 novel of the same name by Amanda Brown.
Legally Blonde ranks number 29 on Bravo's 2007 list of "100 Funniest Movies".The movie's box office success spawned a 2003 sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde and 2009 direct-to-DVD sequel, Legally Blondes. Additionally, Legally Blonde: The Musical premiered on January 23, 2007 in San Francisco and opened in New York City at thePalace Theatre on Broadway on April 29, 2007, starring Laura Bell Bundy. The musical has since closed on Broadway.