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: Alright. Alright. Everybody, sit down. Sit down.
Usnavi: It’s a story of a block that was disappearing. Un barrio called Washing Heights. The streets were made of music.
Benny: [singing] I’m making moves. I’m making deals. But guess what?
Benny: [singing] you still ain’t got no skills.
Alejandro: Around these blocks, you can’t walk two steps without bumping into someone’s big plan.
Usnavi: 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?
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.
Usnavi: Ignore anyone who doubts you.
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