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The Film

  • Elle's sorority sisters band together to help Elle out when they realize she's serious about getting into law school. They study late with her, act as quiz masters for her, and throw a huge party when her qualifying grades are announced.
  • After Callahan came onto her and Vivian accusing her of sleeping her way into the grades, Elle was just about ready to quit. When Elle talks about it at the Salon, a chair turns around to reveal Professor Stromwell. Her line is what gets Elle out of her funk and back to the trial. It later becomes one of the factors that helps Elle get over Warner.
    Professor Stromwell: If you're gonna let one stupid prick ruin your life, you're not the girl I thought you were.
  • At one point in the film, Elle overhears her friend David being cruelly rejected by an Alpha Bitch he was asking out. Knowing how sweet he's been to her up to that point, she takes this opportunity to repay him by pretending to be his spurned girlfriend in front of the other girl to help make him look impressive, and it works. He also helps her represent Brooke at the trial by researching the laws on students defending a client.
    • During Elle's study montage, you see her struggling to reach a book in the library. David simply reaches up and grabs the book for her. It's the first time we see one of the other students being kind to her, and it's especially sweet that it's someone as shy as David.
  • Elle's graduation speech at the end of the film, which shows how much she matured during the film and the Time Skip. But as the very last bit shows, she's still the same happy-go-lucky Elle Woods.
    Elle: "Congratulations, Class of 2004. *flashes big, goofy smile* We did it!!!
  • The simple fact that Kyle, the handsome delivery man, is so obviously interested in Paulette, a woman whose self-worth could not be more low. By the Time Skip, they're married and she is expecting their first child who will be named after Elle.
  • Elle's sorority sisters come to see her in her trial and are super excited to be there, eagerly showing up on their own free will. After how shallow these girls were portrayed throughout the movie, you can tell at this point that they really are Elle's true friends. Doubles as a Funny Moment.
  • You see Elle's parents applauding her at the end. It shows that, despite them not thinking she's serious enough for law school, they're super proud of their daughter for graduating from Harvard.
    • It's also possible to see Enid among the students. This implies that Enid too warmed up to Elle and possibly became friends with her.
  • When Elle tries to join Warner and Vivian's study group, Warner says that they can make room for one more. It doesn't work, but it's the thought that counts.
  • Vivian and Elle bonding for the first time, when Vivian admits that she found it very classy of Elle not to reveal Brooke's alibi.
    • And in the epilogue it states that the two became best friends.
  • Elle's student adviser at first seems that she doesn't take Elle's desire to transfer to Harvard seriously. But once Elle explains it's what she wants, the adviser gives Elle all the information she needs on the requirements for the transfer with no fuss, snarking, or backhanded compliments. She was, at that point, the first authority figure in Elle's life to give her the support she was looking for.
  • A Deleted Scene shows the aftermath of Elle and Warner's break-up: She tearfully confesses what happened to Margot and Serena, who rush to console her. They become extremely offended that Warner would have the audacity to break up with her and vow to destroy him and his entire fraternity.

The Musical

  • Elle telling her mom she got the internship - "Look at my name in black and white! Your daughter's doing something right!"
  • Some theatre groups that do the show add a moment between Vivienne and Elle during "So Much Better," when both are so ecstatic about getting the internship that they hug each other! Before Vivenne's Heel–Face Turn, no less!
  • Elle and Emmett - "You were the best thing about this place..." and the rest of "Legally Blonde."
    • While most of the song is a Tear Jerker, there's a subtle heartwarming moment to it: after Callahan sexually harasses her, revealing that this is the only reason he made her an intern in the first place, and due to a misunderstanding Warner accuses her of sleeping her way to the top (and Vivienne, who knows what actually happened, remains silent at that point), Elle is devastated...but she at least trusts Emmet enough to give him a heartfelt thank you for his help, say goodbye to him and know that he won't judge her as harshly as the others. And she's right.
  • The song "Legally Blonde Remix" in its entirety. Where to begin? First we get Vivienne admitting that she's wrong and making up with Elle, which was great. Elle decides to be herself in her truly awesome pink suit. Then Paulette gets her Irish Step Dancing UPS Man - It Makes Sense in Context, I swear! Then Brooke fires Callahan and hires Elle... That scene is one moment of heartwarming after another!
  • Vivienne telling Elle to get back in that courtroom and kick ass, because she can. (Also, she has the best frickin' shoes.)
    • "I used to pray for the day you'd leave, swore up and down you did not belong. But when I'm wrong, then I say I'm wrong; and I was wrong about you."
    • Before that, Paulette trying to talk some sense into Elle when she announces that she's leaving.
    Elle: I just came to say goodbye.
    Paulette: What? Goodbye?
    Elle: I'm going back home to California.
    Paulette: What!? California, why?
    Elle: I'm going back to where I make sense.
    Paulette: Honey, you're not making any now, what happened?
  • In the musical, Elle's parents, no longer dismissive of law school, come with the girls from Delta Nu sorority to see Elle in her trial.
  • "Oh my, oh my, oh my God!!... If there ever was a perfect couple, this one qualifies!!"
  • Callahan telling Elle that she's a great lawyer- until he sexually assaults her, that is.
  • From "Ireland":
    Paulette: (to Elle) But a girl sweet as you has a future
    You have hope as each new day dawns
    Girls like you always get to see Ireland
    Give my love to the leprechauns
  • Then of course there's the finale - particularly Elle's proposal to Emmett. So cute!
  • A fridge heartwarming: Why does Elle's father think she wouldn't fit into law school? Because in his words, "law school is for boring, ugly, serious people—and [Elle] is none of those things."


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