The site`s critical consensus is: „This blonde joke is less funny the second time.”  On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 47, based on 39 critics, indicating „mixed or average reviews”.  Viewers surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a „B” score on an A+ to F scale. The film was ranked number 21 in Entertainment Weekly`s „Top 25 Worst Sequels Ever Made” (2006). She discovers that Bruiser is actually gay after being published by „The Paws That Refreshes: A Doggy Day Spa”. He was affectionate for Leslie, a Rottweiller owned by Congressman Stan Marks, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees Bruiser`s bill. She also discovers that Congresswoman Libby Hauser, a senior member of the same committee, was a member of Elle`s Delta Nu sorority. As a result, Marks and Hauser rejoice in Elle and end up supporting Bruiser`s bill. With the help of her friends, Elle`s request for dismissal is accepted and Bruiser`s bill is taken home. Bruiser`s mother and the rest of the dogs are freed by the C`est Magnifique Corporation. While working for Congresswoman Victoria Rudd, she encountered skepticism and other obstacles common in Washington politics. Rudd`s associate, Timothy, sarcastically calls her „Barbie of the Capitol.” (There was even a Barbie doll based on Elle Woods. Although the story is set in Washington, D.C., the film was shot in the offices of the Vivint Arena (then Delta Center), the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. The so-called „aerial photographs” of the Washington ships were models built by the crew. After the events of Legally Blonde, Elle Woods wants her chihuahua, Bruiser, reunited with her mother because she wants her to attend her wedding to Emmett. She hires a detective to find Bruiser`s mother, only to discover that the owner of her dog`s mother is C`est Magnifique, a cosmetics company that uses Bruiser`s mother for „testing”.
She discovers that her law firm represents the company, and when she urges the firm to drop her as a client, she is fired. However, Rudd is eventually blackmailed into supporting Elle`s petition through his chief of staff, Grace Rossiter. She has a recorded conversation in which Rudd confesses to Elle that she worked against Bruiser`s bill to help her sponsors who want to continue animal testing. Legal Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde was released in theaters Wednesday before the fourth of July 2003 and grossed nearly $40 million on Monday. The following weekend, however, the film was only able to sell half of it and the film quickly left theaters in the following weeks. With revenues of around $90 million in the United States, the film was a success for the studio, even though many expected it to perform as well as Witherspoon`s last big film, Sweet Home Alabama. A soundtrack to the film was released on July 1, 2003 by Curb Records. ” We Can ” was released on October 28, 2003 by Curb Records as a single for the soundtrack by American country singer LeAnn Rimes. She also discovers that MP Rudd has in fact worked against her. She tried to satisfy the interests of a major campaign donor named „Bob” (who is never seen, but with whom Rudd has several telephone conversations). When Grace is horrified that Rudd lied to her and blamed her, Grace and Elle finally reach a place of mutual respect, especially after Grace admits that she came to Washington DC with a similar enthusiasm to Elle, but then lost that idealism when she discovered how dirty politics really could be. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde is a 2003 American drama film directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld.
It is the sequel to the 2001 film Legally Blonde and the second film in the Legally Blonde series. The film stars Reese Witherspoon (who also served as executive producer) alongside an ensemble including Sally Field, Regina King, Jennifer Coolidge, Bruce McGill, Dana Ivey, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Bob Newhart and Luke Wilson, with Coolidge and Wilson reprising their roles from the first film. The film debuted on July 2, 2003 and received generally negative reviews from critics. Nevertheless, it was a box office success and grossed $125 million worldwide. She decides to leave Boston, where she and Bruiser have settled with her fiancé Emmett, and go to Washington, DC to work on Bruiser`s Bill. Angry that her dog`s mother is in a makeup testing lab, she decides to take it upon herself to be the „voice of those who can`t speak” and ban animal testing.