The Incredibles (2004)
Holly Hunter: Helen Parr, Elastigirl
Helen : [sobbing] Now I'm losing him! What'll I do? What'll I do?
Edna : What are you talking about?
Helen : [stops crying] Huh?
Edna : [shouts] You are Elastigirl! My God...
[swatting Helen with a newspaper]
Edna : Pull-yourself-together! "What will you do?" Is this a question? You will show him you remember that he is Mr. Incredible, and you will remind him who *you* are. Well, you know where he is. Go, confront the problem. Fight! Win!
Edna : And call me when you get back, darling. I enjoy our visits.
Helen : Now it's perfectly normal...
Violet : [interrupting] Normal? What do *you* know about normal? What does *anyone* in *this* family know about normal?
Helen : Now wait a minute, young lady...
Violet : We act normal, mom! I want to *be* normal! The only normal one is Jack-Jack, and he's not even toilet trained!
[Jack-Jack blows a raspberry and bursts out laughing]
Dash : Lucky...
[Violet and Helen look askance at him]
Dash : Uh, I meant about being normal.
Helen : Dash... this is the third time this year you've been sent to the office. We need to find a better outlet. A more... constructive outlet.
Dash : Maybe I could, if you'd let me go out for sports.
Helen : Honey, you know why we can't do that.
Dash : But I promise I'll slow up. I'll only be the best by a tiny bit.
Helen : Dashiell Robert Parr, you are an incredibly competitive boy, and a bit of a show-off. The last thing you need is temptation.
Dash : You always say 'Do your best', but you don't really mean it. Why can't I do the best that I can do?
Helen : Right now, honey, the world just wants us to fit in, and to fit in, we gotta be like everyone else.
Dash : But Dad always said our powers were nothing to be ashamed of, our powers made us special.
Helen : Everyone's special, Dash.
Dash : [muttering] Which is another way of saying no one is.
[Helen's plane is targeted by Syndrome's missiles]
Elastigirl : India-Golf-Niner-Niner transmitting in the blind guard, disengage, repeat, *disengage*.
[she releases anti-missile devices, begins evasive maneuvers]
Elastigirl : Disengage, repeat, *disengage*!
Mr. Incredible : No! Call off the missiles, I'll do anything!
Syndrome : Too late! Fifteen years too late...
Elastigirl : Friendlies, at two-zero miles south-southwest of your position, angels ten, track east, disengage, over! Vi! You have to put a force field around the plane!
Violet : But you said we weren't supposed to use our powers!
Elastigirl : I know what I said! Listen to what I'm saying *now*! Disengage, repeat, *disengage*!
[missiles close in]
Dash : [frightened] Mom?
Elastigirl : *Violet*! Mayday, mayday, India-Golf-Niner-Niner is buddy spiked! Abort, abort, there are children aboard, say again, there are children aboard this plane!
Mr. Incredible : NO!
Elastigirl : [shouts] Put a field around us, *now*!
Violet : [frightened] But I've never done one that big before...!
Elastigirl : Violet, do it NOW! Abort, abort, abort!
[the missiles close in, Violet tries to create a force field but can't]
Elastigirl : Abort abort abort!
[the missiles hit; Helen envelopes the children as the plane explodes around them]
[Helen hands the kids two masks]
Elastigirl : Put these on. Your identity is your most valuable possession. Protect it. And if anything goes wrong, use your powers.
Violet : But you said never to use...
Elastigirl : [snaps at her] I know what I said!
Elastigirl : Remember the bad guys on the shows you used to watch on Saturday mornings? Well, these guys aren't like those guys. They won't exercise restraint because you are children. They *will* kill you if they get the chance. Do *not* give them that chance.
Principal : I appreciate you coming down here, Mrs. Parr.
[Mrs. Parr looks at Dash]
Helen : What is this about? Has Dash done something wrong?
Bernie Kropp : He's a disruptive influence and he openly mocks me in front of the class.
Dash : He says.
Bernie Kropp : [to Dash] Look, I know it's you!
Bernie Kropp : He puts thumbtacks on my stool.
Helen : You saw him do this?
Bernie Kropp : Well, not real... No, actually not.
Helen : Oh. Then, how do you know it was him?
Bernie Kropp : I hid a camera.
[has the videotape, Dash gasps and looks at Helen, glaring at him]
Bernie Kropp : And this time I got him.
[Plays the videotape of Bernie goes back into the chair. Dash puts a tack on his chair while he's sitting down. Bernie screams and students laugh]
Bernie Kropp : See? You see?
[Helen, Dash and Principal squinting their eyes]
Bernie Kropp : What, you don't see it?
[groans, reversing the tape]
Bernie Kropp : He moves! Right there! Wait, wait... Right there! Right as I'm sitting down! I don't know, I don't know how he does it. But, there's no tack on my stool before he moves and after he moves, there's a tack! Coincidence? I think not!
Principal : Uh... Bernie?
Bernie Kropp : Don't "Bernie" me! This little brat is guilty!
Principal : You and your son can go now, Mrs. Parr.
[Helen and Dash leaving the Principal's Office, Bernie shocked]
Bernie Kropp : You're letting him go again? He's guilty! You can see it in his smug little face. Guilty, I say! Guilty! Guilty! No!
[Helen emerges from the restroom after changing into her superhero costume, and tosses her bag onto an apparantley empty seat]
Violet : Ow!
Elastigirl : Violet!
Violet : [becomes visible] It's not my fault! Dash ran away and I knew I'd get blamed for it...
Dash : [pops up] THAT'S NOT TRUE!
Elastigirl : Dash!
Violet : [over him] And I thought he'd try to sneak on the plane so I came in...
Dash : [over her] You said, "Something's up with Mom, we have to find out what!"
Violet : ...And then you closed the doors before I could find him...
Dash : ...It was YOUR idea, YOUR idea-!
Violet : ...AND IT'S NOT MY FAULT!
Dash : ...100 percent, all yours, all the time IDEA!
Elastigirl : Wait a minute, wait a minute! You left Jack-Jack ALONE?
Violet : Yes Mom, I'm completely stupid - OF COURSE we got a sitter...
Dash : [over her] No, we got someone, Mom! Somebody great! We wouldn't do that!
Violet : [over him] Do you think I'm totally irresponsible? Thanks a lot!
Elastigirl : This is the right hangar, but I don't see any jets.
Mr. Incredible : A jet's not fast enough.
Elastigirl : What's faster than a jet?
Dash : Hey, how about a rocket?
Elastigirl : Great. I can't fly a rocket.
Violet : You don't have to. Use the coordinates from the last launch.
Mr. Incredible : Oh, wait. I bet Syndrome's changed the password by now. How do I get into the computer?
Mirage : [Over PA system] Say please.
Mr. Incredible : I should have told you I was fired, I admit it. But I didn't want you to worry.
Elastigirl : You didn't want me to *worry*? And now we're running for our lives through some godforsaken jungle?
Mr. Incredible : [grinning happily] You keep trying to pick a fight, but I'm still just happy you're alive.
Helen : [on the phone] I'd like to speak to Edna, please.
Edna : This is Edna.
Helen : E? This is Helen.
Edna : Helen who?
Helen : Helen Parr. You know...
Helen : [whispers] Elastigirl.
Edna : [booming] DARLING! How are you, it's been such a long time...
Helen : [nearly dropping the phone] Yes, yes, it's been a while. Listen, there's only one person who Bob would trust to patch a super suit, and that's you, E.
Edna : Yes, yes, marvelous suit, darling, much better than those horrible pajamas he used to wear.
Helen : Huh?
Edna : They're all finished, when are you coming to see?
Helen : Look, I'm calling about...
Edna : Don't make me beg, darling, I won't do it, you know!
Helen : [trying to talk over Edna] Beg? Uh, no, I'm, I'm calling about a suit, about, about Bob's suit. I'm calling about Bob's suit!
Edna : You come in one hour darling, I insist, okay? Okay, bye-bye.
[Helen is left holding the phone, looking puzzled]
Elastigirl : [on Jack-Jack] All right, well, who'd you get?
[scene switch to the Parr home]
Kari : You don't have to worry about one single thing, Mrs. Parr. I've got this baby-sitting thing wired. I've taken courses and learned CPR, and I've got excellent marks and certificates I can produce on demand.
Elastigirl : Kari?
Kari : I also brought Mozart to play while he sleeps to make him smarter because leading experts say Mozart makes babies smarter.
Elastigirl : Kari...
Kari : ...And the beauty part is the babies don't even have to listen 'cause they're asleep! You know, I wish my parents played Mozart when I slept because half the time I don't even know what the heck anyone's talking about!
Elastigirl : Kari, I really don't feel comfortable with this. I'll pay you for your trouble but I'd really rather call a service.
Kari : Oh, there's really no need, Mrs. Parr. I can totally handle anything this baby can dish out.
Kari : Can't I, little baby? Who can handle it? Who can handle it?
Helen : Tell me you haven't been listening to the police scanner again
Bob : Look, I performed a public service. You act like that's a bad thing.
Helen : It is a bad thing, Bob! Uprooting our family *again* so that you can relive the glory days is a very bad thing!
Bob : [Defensively] Reliving the glory days is better than pretending they never happened!
Helen : Yes! They happened, but this; our family, is what's happening now, Bob! And you're missing this! I can't believe you don't want to go to your own son's graduation!
Bob : It's not a graduation. He is moving from the fourth grade to the fifth grade.
Helen : It's a ceremony!
Bob : It's psychotic! They created new ways to celebrate mediocrity, but it someone is genuinely exceptional...
Helen : This is not about you, Bob. This is about Dash.
Bob : You want to do something for Dash? Well, let him actually compete! Let him go out for sports!
Helen : I will not be made the enemy here! You *know* why we can't!
Bob : Because he'd be *GREAT*!
Helen : [Growing in size looming over Bob] This is not - about - YOU!
Bob : [Notices a disturbance] Alright, Dash. Come on out I know you're listening.
Helen : Vi, you too, young lady.
Bob : It's okay. Your mother and I were just having a discussion.
Violet : A pretty loud discussion.
Bob : Yeah, but that's okay. Because Mommy and I are always united. Against the... uh forces of...
Helen : Pig-headedness?
Bob : I was gonna say evil or something...
Helen : We're sorry we woke you. Everything's alright, get back to bed... in fact
Helen : we should *all* be in bed.
Mr. Incredible : Wait here and stay hidden. I'm going in.
Elastigirl : While what? I watch helplessly from the sidelines? I don't think so.
Mr. Incredible : I'm asking you to wait with the kids.
Elastigirl : And I'm telling you, not a chance. You're my husband, I'm with you - for better or worse.
Mr. Incredible : I have to do this alone.
Elastigirl : What is this to you? Playtime?
Mr. Incredible : No.
Elastigirl : So you can be Mr. Incredible again?
Mr. Incredible : No!
Elastigirl : Then what? What is it?
Mr. Incredible : I'm not...
Elastigirl : Not what?
Mr. Incredible : Not... I'm not strong enough.
Elastigirl : Strong enough? And this will make you stronger?
Mr. Incredible : Yes. No!
Elastigirl : That's what this is? Some sort of work out?
Mr. Incredible : [shouts] I can't lose you again!
Mr. Incredible : I can't. Not again. I'm not s-strong enough.
Elastigirl : [kisses him] If we work together, you won't have to be.
Mr. Incredible : I don't know what will happen...
Elastigirl : Hey, c'mon. We're superheroes. What could happen?
Mr. Incredible : [Everyone is trapped in Syndrome's containment unit] I'm sorry. I've been a lousy father, blind to what I have. So obsessed with being undervalued that I undervalued all of you.
[while Bob is talking, Violet frees herself using her force field]
Dash : Uh, Dad...
Elastigirl : Shh, don't interrupt.
Mr. Incredible : So... caught up in the past that I... *You* are my greatest adventure, and I almost missed it. I swear that if we get out of this safely, I will...
Violet : [At the control panel] Well, I think Dad has made some excellent progress today, but I think it's time we wind down now.
[she frees them by hitting a green button]
Helen : Dash, do have something you want to tell your father about school?
Dash : [nervously] Oh, uh... Well, we dissected a frog...
Helen : Dash got sent to the office again.
Bob : [distracted] Good, good.
Helen : No, Bob. That's bad.
Bob : What?
Helen : Dash got sent to the office again.
Bob : What? What for?
Dash : Nothing!
Helen : He put a tack on the teacher's chair. *During* class.
Dash : Nobody saw me. You could barely see it on the tape.
Bob : They caught you on tape and you still got away with it? Whoa! You must have been booking! How fast do you think you were going?
Helen : Bob, we are not encouraging this!
Elastigirl : Settle down, are you kidding? I'm at the top of my game! I'm right up there with the big dogs! Girls, come on. Leave the saving of the world to the men? I don't think so.
Mr. Incredible : The robot's in the financial district. Which exit do I take?
Elastigirl : Traction Avenue.
Mr. Incredible : That'll take me downtown. I take Seventh, don't I?
Elastigirl : Don't take Seventh!
Mr. Incredible : Great, we missed it!
Elastigirl : You asked me how to get there and I told you. Exit at Traction!
Mr. Incredible : That'll take me downtown!
Elastigirl : It's coming up, get in the right lane! Signal!
Mr. Incredible : We don't exit at Traction!
Elastigirl : YOU'RE GONNA MISS IT!
[Mr. Incredible yanks the wheel over and careens down the exit]
Helen : [on getting no response from the island's air tower, Helen reaches for her superhero costume, then pulls back] Easy, Helen, easy, easy girl. You're overreacting, everything's fine, they're just... all getting coffee! At the same time. Yeah.
Elastigirl : Of course I have a secret identity. Can you see me in this at the, at the supermarket? Come on! Who'd want to go shopping as Elastigirl, know what I mean?
Dash : She would be eating if we were having Tony loaf.
Violet : That's it!
[jumps at Dash]
Helen : Both of you sit down!
[Dash runs around the table, hitting Violet as he passes her, until Violet makes a force field to stop him]
Dash : Hey! No force fields!
Violet : You started it!
Helen : [grabs Dash and puts him on his seat] You sit down!
[grabs Violet and puts her in her seat]
Helen : You sit down! Violet!
[Dash and Violet run under the table to fight, dragging Helen against the table]
Bob : [reading newspaper in the other room] "Simon J. Paladino, longtime advocate of superhero rights, is missing"... Gazer Beam?...
Helen : Bob! It's time to engage! Do something! Don't just stand there, I need you to... intervene!
Bob : You want me to intervene?
[picks up table]
Bob : Okay, I'm intervening! I'm intervening!
Priest : Robert Parr, will you have this woman to be your lawful wedded wife?
Helen : You're late. When you asked me if I was doing anything later, I didn't realize you'd actually forgotten. I thought it was playful banter.
Bob : It *was* playful banter.
Helen : Cutting it kinda close, don't ya think?
Bob : You need to be more... *flexible.*
[to her panicking children, having just survived a plane crash]
Elastigirl : Stop it! We are not gonna die! Now, both of you will *get a grip*! Or so help me, I will *ground* you for a month. Understand?
Helen : [picking something off Bob's shoulder] Is this rubble?
Bob : [mouth is full of a huge piece of cake] It was just a little workout, just to stay loose.
Helen : You know how I feel about that, Bob! Darn you, we can't blow cover again!
Bob : The building was coming down anyway.
Helen : *What*? You knocked down a building?
Bob : It was on fire. Structurally unsound. It was coming down anyway.
Helen : Tell me you haven't been listening to the police scanner again...
Helen : [on the phone with an old friend] Snug, I'm calling in a solid you owe me.
[as Helen leaves the cave, Violet runs after her]
Violet : Mom! Mom, what happened on the plane... I-I'm sorry, I wanted to- when you asked me to... I'm sorry...
Helen : Shh... it isn't your fault. It wasn't fair for me to suddenly ask so much of you. But things are different now, and doubt is a luxury we can't afford anymore, sweetie. You have more power than you realize. Don't think, and don't worry. If the time comes, you'll know what to do. It's in your blood.
Mr. Incredible : Where are the kids?
Mirage : They might've triggered the alert.
Elastigirl : *What*?
Mirage : Security's been sent into the jungle. You'd better get going.
Elastigirl : Now our kids are in danger?
Mr. Incredible : Well, if you suspected danger, why'd you bring them?
Elastigirl : I didn't bring them! They stowed away! And I don't think you're striking the proper tone here!