written by Heather Hach and Leslie Dixon, from the novel by Mary Rodgers
Tess (as her daughter Anna): Mr. Bates, may I please speak with you? By what stretch of the imagination . . . I mean, like, how could I, like, get an ďFĒ? I mean, what mistakes did I make? That was a college-level analysis. In a matter of fact I most certainly am qualified of making that point. "As in Hamlet, Ďwhatís done is doneí"? Thatís "Macbeth," you know-nothing twit. Bates. Elton Bates. Griffith High School. Well, you asked me, I mean, my mom to the prom, but she turned you down. And now youíre taking it out on her daughter, arenít you? Arenít you?! Oh come on, it was high school dance. I mean, youíve got to let go and move on, man. And if you donít, Iím ! sure the school board would love to hear about your pathetic vendetta against an innocent student. Oh, and by the way Elton, she had a boyfriend, and you were weird.
Tess (as Anna): I have to ask you to do something for me. It needs to happen now before the toasts and speeches. Clearly we're not switching back tonight. I need you to tell Ryan you need to postpone the wedding. No, listen, I can see you're not ready for this. And I can wait. I guess that I was just so happy, I wasn't thinking about what's best for you and Harry. If he loves me like I think he does, he'll wait, too. He'll understand. He'll be very sweet and gracious about it. But please, just please let him know that I love him. And be as kind as you possibly can for me.
Kudos and much thanks go to Amber for this monologue, it is very much appreciated. These monologues differ from the final film. There are lines from other characters cut out.
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