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Blonde Ambition
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7 years ago By: Quigles
Blonde Ambition order
Director:
Scott Marshall

Actors:
Jessica Simpson
Luke Wilson
Rachael Leigh Cook

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A blonde country bimbo decides to restart her life in New York.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
You may not know this, but before being dumped on DVD, Jessica Simpson's latest attempt at being taken seriously as an actress (*snicker*)—the "wittily" titled BLONDE AMBITION—actually opened in select Texas theaters for a brief period last December. During its first weekend out, its total box office revenue amounted to a sum of... drum roll please... $384. That's right, a measly $384. That's only 48 people that went to see it over the course of its three day opening. Although, I suppose this brings to the attention a much more significant matter... just who the hell are the 48 people who actually paid to see Jessica Simpson's new movie?

BLONDE AMBITION doesn't so much have a storyline as it does a sampling of storylines from other films, in particular ones starring Reese Witherspoon. It steals heavily from LEGALLY BLONDE and SWEET HOME ALABAMA, but forgets to capture anything that made those two films even the slightest bit enjoyable.

Jessica Simpson's character is supposed to be smarter than your everyday blonde bimbo, but with her range of acting starting and ending with making baby faces, that's not exactly believable. This makes it all the more painful when the ideas she comes up with for a prestigious company (which she works for as an assistant) are actually considered good, regardless of the fact that anybody with the mental capacity of a three-year-old could've concocted them. Naturally, Simpson's "smart" ideas don't bode well with the villains of the film—the VP of the company and her assistant, Andy Dick—so they do everything they can to thwart her plans. This gives Andy Dick ample opportunities to do what he does best: annoy the f*ck out of everybody.

Of course, no trite, generic piece of fluff comedy garbage would be complete without a romance, so they've managed to squeeze Luke Wilson in the mix, which just goes to show how far his career has come. The writers attempt to milk humor through all of this, but it doesn't amount to anything more than Jessica Simpson falling into ditches, accidentally showing her underwear, and brushing her teeth when she gets nervous (no, seriously, she randomly carries around a toothbrush and brushes her teeth—and not just any toothbrush, an Aquafresh tootbrush! Go product placement!). The only person who doesn't embarrass himself is a surprisingly funny Larry Miller, but he's embarrassed himself enough in the past to keep the film on an even keel.
THE EXTRAS
Nothing more than deleted scenes and a featurette.

Deleted Scenes (3:00): More of that awful running toothbrush gag.

Blonde Ambition: Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Crew (9:00): Standard EPK filler, perfectly fitting for this film.

There are also Previews.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
The lead performance in BLONDE AMBITION is delivered not by Jessica Simpson, but by her cleavage. Unfortunately, the rest of Jessica Simpson is also in the movie, and she has a speaking part. So, yeah... Do the math.
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