Starring: Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Melissa Barrera, Leslie Grace, Jimmy Smits, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, Gregory Diaz, Marc Anthony, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Musical drama directed by Jon M. Chu based on the Broadway musical. The story is set in the Washington Heights in New York City and focuses on a bodega owner, Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who has mixed feelings about closing his store and retiring to the Dominican Republic after inheriting his grandmother’s fortune.
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Iris: What does sueñito mean?
Usnavi: Sueñito? It means little dream.
Iris: That’s it? No story?
Usnavi: It’s a story of a block that was disappearing. Once upon a time, in a faraway land, called Washington Heights. Say it so it doesn’t disappear.
Kids: Washington Heights!
Usnavi: We all had a sueñito. And when it came to dreams, we had to keep scraping by.
Usnavi: The best days of my life, and I built my little dream, my sueñito, here, in Washington Heights.
Piragua Guy: Ice-cold piragua. Cherry, strawberry, and just for today, I got mamey.
Nina: Let me just listen to my block. It’s quiet. Usually the one train’s up there screeching.
Benny: I have so much stuff going on. It just got me thinking about all the people I care about the most.
Benny: [singing] I’m making moves. I’m making deals. But guess what?
Benny: [singing] you still ain’t got no skills.
Usnavi: You made all of this?
Vanessa: This is me.
Usnavi: I just want to see the whole world through her eyes.
Alejandro: Around these blocks, you can’t walk two steps without bumping into someone’s big plan.
Usnavi: They used to say, “If you work hard, and you live by the rules, the money will come, the things will come, and those things will heal you.” I’ve been saving up all my pennies in my piggy bank for this day.
Alejandro: This is going to be an emotional rollercoaster. The odds are against you.
Usnavi: But there’s a chance, right?
Vanessa: Who’s going to notice we’re gone?
Usnavi: Bad changes happening on the block since you’ve been at school.
Benny: I’m not going to sit here and give you some fairy tale.
Usnavi: Sonny, you’re late.
Sonny: You know you love me.
Sonny: A dream isn’t some sparkly diamond. There’s no shortcuts. Sometimes it’s rough.
Sonny: They’re talking about kicking out all the dreamers. It’s time to make some noise.
Abuela Claudia: We had to assert our dignity in small ways. Little details that tell the world we are not invisible.
Kevin Rosario: This is the moment where you do better than me. Because you can see a future that I can’t.
Kevin Rosario: Ignore anyone who doubts you.
Usnavi: Because this place, this is it.
Vanessa: We are not powerless. We are powerful.
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