Hugo (2011) Poster


Asa Butterfield: Hugo Cabret



  • Hugo Cabret : I'd imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn't be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too.

  • Hugo Cabret : Maybe that's why a broken machine always makes me a little sad, because it isn't able to do what it was meant to do... Maybe it's the same with people. If you lose your purpose... it's like you're broken.

  • Isabelle : We could get into trouble.

    Hugo Cabret : That's how you know it's an adventure.

  • Hugo Cabret : [Angry and disappointed that the automaton hasn't written anything of sense]  What an idiot! Thinking I could fix it!

    Isabelle : Hugo...

    [Hugo looses his composure and begins smashing various items in the room] 

    Hugo Cabret : It's broken! It's always been broken!

    [Sits in chair, covers his face and begins to cry] 

    Isabelle : Hugo, it doesn't have to be like this. You can fix it.

    Hugo Cabret : [crying]  You don't... you don't understand. I thought... I thought if I could fix it... then I wouldn't be so alone.

    [Hugo's sobs fill the room. Suddenly, the machine begins to draw again] 

    Isabelle : Hugo, Hugo look! It... it's not done!

    [they watch as the automaton begins to draw a picture] 

    Hugo Cabret : [voice breaking]  It's not writing! It... it's drawing!

    [they see it is a scene from the movie "A Trip to the Moon."] 

    Hugo Cabret : That's the movie my Father saw!

    [the automaton signs Georges Méliès'name] 

    Isabelle : [amazed]  Georges Méliès. That's Papa Georges name. Why would your Father's machine sign Papa Georges' name?

    Hugo Cabret : I don't know.

    [picks up drawing and looks at robot] 

    Hugo Cabret : Thank you.

    [turns to Isabelle] 

    Hugo Cabret : It was a message from my Father. And now I have to figure it out.

  • Isabelle : I think we should be very... clandestine!

    Hugo Cabret : [not knowing what "clandestine" means]  Um, okay...

  • Hugo Cabret : I've got to go!

    Station Inspector : You'll go nowhere until your parents are found.

    Hugo Cabret : I don't have any!

    Station Inspector : Then it's straight to the orphanage with you! You'll learn a thing or two there. I certainly did. How to follow orders, how to keep to yourself. How to survive without a family, because you don't need one! You don't need a family!

    [as Gustav makes a call to the orphanage, Hugo breaks out of the cell and escapes] 

  • Hugo Cabret : I'm sorry, it's broken.

    Georges Méliès : No it's not. It worked perfectly!

  • Isabelle : [wonders if she dares to ask the question]  Where do you live?

    Hugo Cabret : [Hugo looks at her for a minute, then turns and points to the giant clock at the train station across the bridge]  There.

See also

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