Bimbo-with-a-brain Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) goes to work for a Congress-woman (Sally Field) and tries to promote an animal-rights bill to benefit Bruiser, her irritating little Chihuahua. Many of the original actors are back, but they’re all dressed up with nowhere to go. The writers (Eve Ahlert, Dennis Drake, Kate Kondell) and director (Charles Herman-Wurmfeld) can’t craft a convincing plot and show little understanding of how Congress works; they have no idea where to take the characters, so they transform everyone into low-camp buffoons. Witherspoon in particular is ill-served; she wears out her welcome before 10 words are out of her mouth, as she natters obsessively about fabrics, shoes and cosmetics. Too bad; Witherspoon is too good and too young to be turned into a role model for teenage drag queens.