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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

July 20, 2009 at 4:12 PM

The “Legally Blonde” team re-unites

And the rom-coms just keep coming (though I doubt we’ll see anything better in the genre this summer than “(500) Days of Summer“): “The Ugly Truth,” featuring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler, arrives this weekend. I haven’t seen it yet, but am holding out some hope, because it reunites the director and screenwriters of the 2001 comedy “Legally Blonde.” (Alas, though, no Reese Witherspoon.) Robert Luketic directed and Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith wrote “Legally Blonde,” and the result is both wonderfully silly and deceptively fluffy. Remember the “bend and snap”?

I’m in need of a little fluff today, having spent nine hours at the Oakland airport yesterday due to a cancelled flight home. (Do you know that there is NO BOOKSTORE at the Oakland airport? Or really much of anything? I now have a new vision of what hell looks like, and it has 32 gates and a Chili’s.) Haven’t seen “The Ugly Truth” yet (which adds Nicole Eastman to the screenwriter list), but am hoping for something snappy. Or bendy. Either one.

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