What You Want

ELLE
(Spoken) Wait a sec! This is the kind of girl Warner wants!
Someone serious!
Someone lawyerly!
Someone who wears black when nobody's dead!
Girls, I have a completely brilliant plan!

(sung)What you want, Warner
What you want is me
But you need to see me in a brand new domain

Well it's plain, Warner
In a different setting, you will see you're getting
All of this plus a brain!

I'll meet you there at Harvard with a book in my hand
Big sturdy book, big wordy book
Full of words I'll understand
And right there is where you'll see it too
Warner, what you want is right in front of you!

GIRLS
What you want

ELLE
It's clear

GIRLS
What you want

ELLE
Right here

GIRLS
What you want is right in front of you, front of you
What you want

ELLE
It's clear

GIRLS
What you want

ELLE
Right here

GIRLS
What you want is right in front of you, front of you

ELLE
Step one, he's off to Harvard law
So I get in there too

GIRLS
Step two!

ELLE
Make Warner reassess
Impress him with my high IQ

GIRLS
Step three!

ELLE
We throw a great big wedding

ELLE and GIRLS
And invite all Delta Nu!

ADVISOR
(Spoken) That's great, nice plan. Now can we think this through?
Harvard Law School?

ELLE
(Spoken) I have a 4.0 average.

ADVISOR
(Spoken) Yeah, in Fashion Merchandising.
What makes you think you can do this?

ELLE
Love! I'm doing this for love!
And love will see me through
Yes with love on my side, I can't lose
And Harvard can't refuse
A love so pure and true
Don't lawyers feel love too?

ADVISOR
(spoken)Even if they do . . .

(sung)What you want, sweetheart is no easy thing
If you're going to swing it, it will wreck your senior spring, yeah it's true
First, you'll need an LSAT score of more than 174
So no more parties for you

You'll need a killer essay, or do not even hope
And glowing letters from your betters
Any chance you know the pope?
Oh, no? Too bad cause that would be a coup
And you've got a lot of work in front of you

GIRLS
What you want

ELLE
Yes I know

GIRLS
What you want

ELLE
Even so

GIRLS
What you want is right in front of you, front of you

GIRLS
What you want
(Girl, you go!)
What you want

ADVISOR
(spoken) No, really, go!

GIRLS
What you want is right in front of you, front of you

FATHER
(spoken) Law school?

ELLE
(spoken) Yes, Daddy, law school!

FATHER
(spoken) Good God, why? Law school is for boring, ugly, serious people!
And you, Button, are none of those things.

(sung) What you want, Button, you just say the word!
But what you want's absurd and costs a whole lot of swag
And hell why?
Button, when you can stay right here
Pursue a film career

MOTHER
How 'bout a nice burken bag?

FATHER
Yes, the east coast is foreign
There's no film studios
It's cold and dark, no valet parking
All the girls have different noses!
Christ, BUtton! It's like the damned frontier

PARENTS
Tell me what's out there that you can't get right here?

ELLE
Guys, love!

PARENTS
Love?

ELLE
I'm going there for love

PARENTS
Good God!

ELLE
A love I have to win
I can live without sun or valet
I can't just walk away
Betray what might have been

FATHER
Fine, okay, I'll pay your way if you get in!

ALL
What you want

PARENTS
Make good grades

ALL
What you want

PARENTS
And it's paid

ALL
What you want is right in front of you, front of you

SORORITY GIRL
(spoken) Hey everybody, it's the spring fling beer bash extreme!

FRAT GUYS
(spoken)EXTREME!

ADVISOR
(spoken) Not for you! Time to study! Go!

SORORITY GIRL
(spoken) This year's theme: Jamaican me crazy!!!

JAMAICAN VOICE
What you want, you wanna be out because the sun is warm
What you want, you wanna be study-stuck inside your dorm
What you want, you wanna be partyin' with us all night long
What you want, you wanna be strong

ADVISOR
(spoken) Be strong!

ALL
Oh-oh

ADVISOR
(spoken) 134. Not good enough. Try again. Go!

JAMAICAN VOICE
What you want, you wanna be groovin' up and shake the room
What you want, you wanna be provin' something and to whom
What you want, you wanna be wonderin' where you your youth has gone
What you want, you wanna hold on

ELLE:
Hold on!

ALL
Oh-oh

ADVISOR
(spoken) 151. Still not Harvard material. Once again. Go!

JAMAICAN VOICE
What you want, you wanna be breathing in the healthy air
What you want, you wanna be chasing him and he don't care
What you want, you wanna ignore the pain of failure
What you want, you wanna say sorry, go and hit the road
What you want, you wanna . . . *fades out*

ELLE
Love! I'm doing this for love!
And that's how love survives!
Here you go, I said no, go away!
Right here is where I'll stay
Until that happy day
That day I hear them say . . .

ADVISOR
175

ANGELIC VOICES
175

ELLE
175!

ANGELIC VOICES
175, 175!!!


HARVARD PROFESSOR
(spoken) So, gentlemen,
Harvard Law grants admission to Adam Cohen and Sandick Padamena.
And now, Ms. Elle Woods, who was kind enough to send in a headshot.

OTHER PROFESSOR
(spoken) We should admit her, for reasons of, um . . . multiculturalism!

PROFESSORS
(spoken) Multiculturalism!

HARVARD PROFESSOR
(spoken) Oh gentlemen, please! Get a hold of yourselves!
Oh, look at that! Oh, what a shame!
She didn't bother sending in a personal essay!``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````

SORORITY GIRL
(spoken) How's this for a personal essay?

GIRLS
What you want!

HARVARD PROFESSOR
Goodness me!

GIRLS
What you want!

HARVARD PROFESSOR
Security!

GIRLS
What you want is right in--

HARVARD PROFESSOR
(spoken) Who are you?

ELLE
I'm what you want, Harvard
I'm the girl for you!

ELLE and GIRLS
And to prove it's true

ELLE
We all flew here on Jet Blue

ELLE and GIRLS
Thank you!

JET BLUE PILOT
Thank you!

GIRLS
This is what Elle Woods inspires
Everyone admires her
And Harvard should too!

HARVARD PROFESSOR
(spoken) This is NOT a personal essay!

GIRLS
No, an essay's so boring and so much does not fit
So we're appearing live, right here
Making clear you must admit
That Elle Woods should join the chosen few
Harvard, what you want is right in front of--

ELLE
May I approach!

GIRLS
Uh-huh! Oh yeah! Go Elle!

HARVARD PROFESSOR
(spoken) Now see here, Ms. Woods!
You can't just barge in here with singing and dancing and ethnic movement.
This is a very flashy presentation, but I still don't see one reason to admit you!

ELLE
How about love?
Have you ever been in love?
Cause if you have, you'll know
That love never accepts a defeat
No challenge it can't meet
No place it cannot go
Don't say no to a woman in love

Don't laugh when I say love
Don't think that I'm naive
Because even a person who's smart
Can listen to their heart
Can listen and believe
So believe in what love can achieve

Do you believe?

PROFESSOR
(spoken) I do!

ELLE
Do you believe?

PROFESSOR
(spoken) Me too!

ALL
Yes, we believe in love!
How 'bout you?

HARVARD PROFESSOR
(spoken) Welcome to Harvard!

ALL
(cheers)
What you want
What you want
What you want is right in front of you, front of you
What you want
What you want
What you want is right in front of you, front of you

What you want
What you want
What you want
What you want!


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