Coco (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 : [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?
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]