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Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama

It is said that movies are a reflection of society. As a society that loves moving forward, it is understandable that most movies would then focus on stories that glorify the city life, full of innovation and excitement. However, on the contrary, it is seen that movies that feature places to live, often showcase cities as dark and brooding kingdoms filled with depressed people. On the other hand, movies about small towns are showcased with a simplicity and old school charm which makes it appear as if anyone not living there doesn’t have emotions. While all these different narratives contain some form of reality, they tend to ignore the sentiments of the people who have actually escaped this small town life and went in search for greener pastures. These people aren’t all evil, or heartless; rather they just want to live their lives in peace, while still enjoying the excitement of the big city. Representing these people is Reese Witherspoon in her role as Melanie Smooter in Sweet Home …

Reese Witherspoon in Election

In the long run of Hollywood, high school movies have always found an audience for themselves. It doesn’t matter which generation we focus on; there will always bestories that tell the coming of age tale of celebrated stereotypes. These stereotypes are portraits of the people that we know and love; who we have grown up with and who make up a big part of our identity. Of course, some stereotypes are more relatable to us than others, but in the end, they’re just that, stereotypes. It is very rare that we see a sort of character in a movie, who breaks the convention and redefines what their role is supposed to be. Tracy Flick is one of those characters. Tracy Flick, played by Reese Witherspoon is the character around which the world of the movie Election is built upon. She is a know-it-all student with heaps of ambition, who has no problem destroying anyone who comes in her path. It’s very rare for a movie to have a strong female lead, who is also the supposed villain. In the story, she…

Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde

Reese Witherspoon playing the role of an ambitious blonde is probably something that gives you PTSD flashbacks if you have watched her amazing performance as Tracy Flick in Election. Her role in that movie was so iconic that it would have been easy to get stuck in the mold. However, known for her ability to break the mold, Reese has found another strong female character who makes us fall in love with her, despite her ambition. We are talking about Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. Elle, much like Tracy is a smart character, who is a born leader and knows how to get things done. However, unlike Tracy, she is actually a kind hearted person, who values her morals and sense of righteousness more than her ambition. She is willing to do whatever it takes to reach her goals, but only as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else. Some would say that this makes her a weak person, but her resolve is so strong, that her struggles only make her journey that much more endearing. Her str…