WILL Legally Blond shake the inevitable tag of 'pink and fluffy teen flick' and, more to the point, do we or its makers really care?
Despite some good lines, amusing caricatures and a fair stab at sending up a range of all-American stereotypes, it's essentially a throwaway B-movie.
But hey, let's not get too serious here, isn't that what it's meant to be?
Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) and her friends are white, blonde Bimbos, rich and stupid, with their lives mapped out before them.
That is, until Elle's boyfriend Emmett (Luke Wilson) dumps her on the eve of high school graduation, just when she thought he was about to propose.
Emmett announces that he wants to split with Elle because, if he is to succeed at Harvard Law School for which he is destined, he has to stop 'dicking around' and find a serious girlfriend.
This throws Elle into seriously unchartered waters. But her response to this life shattering crisis is that she decides to woo Emmett back by following him to Harvard.
A blonde bimbo in one of USA's most prestigious educational establishments? Surely not?
Against all odds, and the fact that she's exceptionally dim, the motivation to win her man back is sufficient to make Elle turn her life around.
She passes the necessary exams but doesn't change her attitude to life and the way she looks.
It's pretty unbelievable that she'd survive even the first day at Harvard, let alone three years, as a Barbie lookalike with the apparent intelligence to match, but she acts as an excellent foil to her overly intense fellow students and this provides us with some of the best laughs in the film.
Determined not to be dismissed, Elle deals with the slights aimed at her with dignity.
She's determined to outwit Emmett and his stuffy new girlfriend, eventually excels in class and realises that her old beau is the dick he really is.
Needless to say the moral of the story is 'don't judge a book by its cover'.
Legally Blond is the tale of the blonde bimbo who wins over everyone's hearts, has more integrity than the other snotty, uptight students and comes out better than everyone in the end.
A strike for all dizzy blondes everywhere, and a film that you'll really enjoy renting for a rock bottom price on a wet, cold evening when you can't face anything remotely challenging.
Release date 26th October 2001