The critics' consensus states that "though the material is predictable and formulaic, Reese Witherspoon's funny, nuanced performance makes this movie better than it would have been otherwise".

Witherspoon received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and the 2002 MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance.

Nicole spoke with Entertainment Weekly shortly after finding out about her nomination. 'It inches us closer,' Kidman says of a potential new season.

Fashion merchandising student Elle Woods is taken to an expensive restaurant by her boyfriend, the governor's son, Warner Huntington III.

She expects Warner to propose, but he breaks up with her instead, reasoning that she is not serious enough for his political aspirations. After much effort, Elle scores a 179 on the Law School Admission Test.

Reese, who welcomed Ava in 1999 with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, looked pretty as a picture in her patterned frock.

pads out a bit of story that we might have missed in the teaser trailer, but the gist holds over: Reese Witherspoon plays a recently separated mother dating – and maybe finding love with – a much younger man. When he (Pico Alexander) offers to buy her a drink, he gets carded by the bartender.

, aka two of the most perfect movies to ever grace this planet.

(Elle Woods is a personally heroine of mine, in case you couldn't tell.) Now Witherspoon returns to the bright, sunny genre to star as Alice, a mom who doesn't have it Though the new teaser is less than two minutes long, it features a multitude of amazing Witherspoon shenanigans.She's a strong-willed, wealthy, and feared alpha-female in town with a first-grade daughter and teenage daughter from an earlier marriage.She received rave reviews for her part in the series.No worries, though, he passes at least that initial test.has Witherspoon as Alice Kinney, the newly (if not yet legally) single 40-year-old mom to two young daughters embarking on a starting-over life in Los Angeles.With the encouragement of her mom (Candice Bergen), Alice loans out her guest house to three young aspiring filmmakers – played by Alexander, Nat Wolff and Jon Rudnitsky – ensuring some rom-com complications, especially with the re-entry of her estranged hubby (Michael Sheen).