Entertainment August 9, 2017
2. "Legally Blonde"
Reese Witherspoon is no stranger to the rom-com and drama world.
She has made a wide variety of both deeply moving and very silly movies throughout her career. And with the release of her new film, “Home Again,” quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to feel a bit nostalgic before Sept. 8.
Here are seven Reese Witherspoon movies that showcase her many talents, starting with her newest role.
Reese Witherspoon is getting back to her romantic comedy roots in the film “Home Again.” She plays newly divorced mom Alice who’s struggling to keep it together.
During a night out on her 40th birthday, she meets three struggling musicians and agrees to let the young men live with her temporarily. But suddenly, things soon take a romantic turn. However, all of that comes to a screeching halt when her ex-husband drops in to reconcile.
In the comedy classic “Legally Blonde,” Reese Witherspoon plays the ever-optimistic sorority girl, Elle Woods. In the hopes of winning back her boyfriend, she enrolls in law school. As a result, she learns that brains are no less important than beauty.
Out of all of Reese Witherspoon’s movies, “Legally Blonde” will always be a guilty pleasure for ’90s babies.
Our favorite quote: “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands. They just don’t.”
In 2014, Reese Witherspoon starred as Cheryl Strayed in the biographical drama about one woman’s journey towards self-discovery. After years of self-destructive behavior, Strayed decides to make a change. She hikes over 1,000 miles across the Pacific Coast Trail completely alone to recover from her divorce and losing her mother.
Our favorite quote: “There is a sunrise and a sunset every day and you can choose to be there for it. You can put yourself in the way of beauty.”
Two young boys in rural Mississippi strike a deal with a strange man named Mud, (Mathew McConaughey). They then embark on a mission to reunite him with his long-lost love Juniper (Reese Witherspoon). Later, they realize that this love story is much more complicated than it appears.
Our favorite quote: “She is like a dream you don’t want to wake up from.”
In the 1999 film, high school teacher Jim McAllister is nearly driven to insanity by the upcoming election for student body president. His greatest stress comes in the form of student Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon). This intensely ambitious overachiever will stop at nothing to win this race. Then, poor Mr. McAllister is begrudgingly along for the ride.
Our favorite quote: “You see, you can’t interfere with destiny, that’s why it’s destiny. And if you try to interfere, the same thing’s just going to happen anyway, and you’ll just suffer.”
In the 2005 film “Walk the Line,” Reese Witherspoon plays Johnny Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash. It tells the story of Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) growing up and rising to fame as he overcomes the pitfalls along the way. Then, as Cash struggles with addiction, his relationship with June Carter is greatly tested.
Witherspoon’s role as June Carter earned her an Oscar for Best Actress that year. And out of all of Reese Witherspoon’s movies, her role as June Carter garnered the most respect from critics.
Our favorite quote: “That’s not my wife, Warden. I keep asking her, and she keeps saying no.”
The 2014 drama shares the story of two Sudanese refugees who must flee their war-torn country and settle in Kansas City, Missouri. A local employment agency assigns Carrie (Reese Witherspoon) the task of helping the boys settle into their new lives. Upon hearing their story, Carrie makes it her personal mission to help change the lives of these boys for the better.
Our favorite quote: “When we were little we did not know many things. We did not know the world was big, or that it was different from us.”
Reese Witherspoon has played a number of diverse roles throughout her career, and she seems to have no trouble adapting.
We definitely can’t wait for her newest role. We’re happy to see you back on the big screen, Reese!
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