If Blonde Ambition which is an independent film was a failure at the American box office, but a success in other countries, it remains no less cult and here are the reasons.
First: her casting. Jessica Simpson plays the sparkling Katie Gregerstistch perfectly and I love seeing her on screen. As for Luke Wilson, who interprets Ben, a reserved man, I think they are very well together. The character of Mr Connelly, camped by Larry Miller is incredible as a busy business leader, not to mention Peneloppe Ann Miller and Andy Dick as villains of the story, who do everything to sabotage Richard and Katie, they are just beautiful.
The character of Ben, played by Drew Fuller is as well played, when to the character of Willie Nelson in the role of Papi, he brings a paternal touch to the story, which makes the story touching. But for me, my favorite character is Betty, played by Karen Mcclain whom I love. She is just phenomenal!! Thank you Karen, you are magical !!! Special mention to Rachael Leigh Cook, whose character of Hailie is very well played too !!
Second: his story has a lot to do with his cult status, because even though it was announced that it was a kind of remake of «Working Girls», it makes me think more of «Legally Blonde», about the fact that Katie, a naive girl, was dumped by her boyfriend and changes of life just like Elle Woods in the revenge of a blonde and just for that fact, it gives a hell of a wink to the film, especially as Luke Wilson also played in the revenge of a blonde.
The scene where Katie is having lunch at the restaurant with Debra and Freddy reminds me of “Miss Congeniality” or Sandra Bullock eating with Victor. Kathie also cites her native department Oklahoma, which can also make a reference to the 1955 movie where a cowboy loves two women, which is the case with kathie when she’s dressed as a cowgirl, but invites ben to throw the amber party, without it being a date, because she thinks too much about her old boyfriend Billy. When Katie and Ben take the Norwegians to a bar, they dress up as Vikings and I saw a nod to the movie “The Vikings” of 1958 with Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis.
The scene of Katie’s makeover reminds me of the movie « Clueless », « Miss Congeniality », or « The Princess Diaries ». Watching Katie bend over backwards for Debra reminds me of “The Devil Dresses in Prada”, because “Anne Hattaway also does the same thing in this film with “Meryl Streep”.
In addition, the character «Ben» who says before bringing a pizza to Katie «you have a preference for the guys in the mail», made me smile, because it is a direct reference to an old Jessica Simpson movie: « Employee of the Month», when the character played by Jessica in the movie had a crush only for the employees of the month.
If the film says a few times that you have to read between the lines”, it’s not from one character to another character that they say that, but it’s the characters to the viewers, what causes a 4th wall and proves that this film is absolutely as well written, as awesome and just for that, it is cult !!
Thanks to the whole team for making this film!! See additional information at Blonde Ambition Preview.