Coco (2017) Poster

(I) (2017)

Alanna Ubach: Mamá Imelda



  • Ernesto de la Cruz : [to Mamá Imelda]  Don't I know you?

    Mamá Imelda : [Smacks Ernesto with her shoe]  That's for murdering the love of my life!

    Ernesto de la Cruz : [Confused]  Who the...?

    Héctor : She's talking about me!


    Héctor : I am the love of your life?

    Mamá Imelda : I don't know, I am still angry at you!

  • Mamá Imelda : Mijo, I was so worried.

    [Hugs Miguel, then looks to Héctor resentfully] 

    Mamá Imelda : And you, how many times must I turn you away?

    Héctor : Imelda...

    Mamá Imelda : I want nothing to do with you! Not in life, not in death! I spent decades protecting my family from *your* mistakes. He spends five minutes with you, and I have to fish him out of a sinkhole!

    Miguel : I wasn't in there because of Héctor. He was in there because of me. He was just trying to get me home! I didn't want to listen, but he was right! Nothing is more important than family. I'm ready to accept your blessing. And your conditions. But first, I need to find de la Cruz. To get Héctor's photo!

    Mamá Imelda : What?

    Miguel : So, he can see Coco again. Héctor should be on our ofrenda. He's part of our family.

    Mamá Imelda : He *left* this family!

    Miguel : He tried to go home to you and Coco. But de la Cruz murdered him!

    Héctor : [sorrowfully]  It's true, Imelda.

    Miguel : And so what if it's true? You leave me alone with a child to raise, and I'm just supposed to forgive you?

    Héctor : Imelda, I...

    [Suddenly shudders and collapses to his knees, Imelda gasps] 

    Héctor : I'm running out of time. It's Coco.

    Mamá Imelda : She's forgetting you.

    Miguel : You don't have to forgive him. But you shouldn't forget him.

    Mamá Imelda : I wanted to forget you. I wanted Coco to forget you, too, but...

    Héctor : This is my fault, not yours. I'm sorry, Imelda.

    Mamá Imelda : Miguel, if we help you get his photo, you will return home? No more music?

    Miguel : Family comes first.

    Mamá Imelda : I... I can't forgive you. But I will help you. So how do we get to de la Cruz?

    Miguel : I... might know a way.

  • [Mamá Imelda has just taken Héctor's protrait from De La Cruz and is about to give Miguel her blessing to send him back home] 

    Mamá Imelda : Miguel, I give you my blessing, to go home and...

    Miguel : [questioningly]  ... to forget about music?

    [Mamá Imelda looks at Héctor and smiles] 

    Mamá Imelda : ...And never forget how much your family cares for you.

  • Mamá Imelda : [to Héctor; after Miguel reveals that Héctor didn't abandoned her, but was killed while trying to come back to her and that Ernesto took Héctor's portrait]  I will never forgive you...

    [suddenly smiles] 

    Mamá Imelda : But I will help you.

  • Mamá Imelda : [seeing Miguel in the Land of the Dead; surprised]  Miguel?

    Miguel : Mamá Imelda?

    Mamá Imelda : [puts her hands on her hips; suspiciously to the rest of the Rivera family]  WHAT is going on?

  • Mamá Imelda : [the Rivera family spots Mamá Imelda at the desk of a Family Reunion agent]  I demand to speak to the person in charge.

    Departures Agent : Sorry, señora it says here no one put up your photo.

    Mamá Imelda : My family always, ALWAYS puts my photo on the ofrenda

    [pulls off her shoe and begins beating the computer] 

    Mamá Imelda : That devil box tells you nothing but lies.

    Papá Julio : [Approaches with fear]  Mamá Imelda?

    Mamá Imelda : Oh, mi familia! They wouldn't let me cross the bridge.

    [Puts her shoe back on] 

    Mamá Imelda : Tell this woman and her devil box that my photo is on the ofrenda.

    Papá Julio : Well, we-we never made it made it to the ofrenda.

    Mamá Imelda : What?

    Papá Julio : We ran into a, a...

    [the family parts to reveal Miguel] 

    Mamá Imelda : [Gasp]  Miguel?

    Miguel : [Gives a hesitant wave]  Mamá Imelda.

    Mamá Imelda : What is going on?

    Clerk : [Office door opens]  You the Rivera family?

    [States matter-of-factly] 

    Clerk : Well, you're cursed.

  • [Miguel is being chased by Mama Imelda] 

    Mamá Imelda : Miguel! I am trying to save your life!

    Miguel : No, you're not! You are ruining my life!

    Mamá Imelda : I am your family!

    Miguel : But you will never understand what I want! You'll never will!

    [Miguel turns to leave, but then he stops when he hears Mama Imelda singing a verse of "La Lorona"] 

    Miguel : [surprised]  I thought you hated music.

    Mamá Imelda : [smiling nostalgically]  I LOVED it! I remember my husband would play music and we would sing a song together.

    [stops smiling; calmly] 

    Mamá Imelda : But when we had Coco, and things changed. I wanted to put down roots. He wanted to play for the world. We each made a sacrifice, Miguel. Now, I want you to decide which side to choose.

    Miguel : [resentfully]  To choose? A family doesn't force me to choose. You are my family, and families are suppose to support me, no matter what decision I chose. But you will NEVER understand...

    [Miguel runs away, leaving Mama Imelda looking shocked and hurt] 

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