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Coco Movie Quotes

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Coco movie quotes help tell the story in the film about one young boy who finds himself in the Land of the Dead and must reunite his family using music to return to the Land of the Living. The computer-animated movie was directed by Lee Unkrich using a screenplay by Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldrich using a story the three created with Jason Katz. Coco opened theatrically in the United States on November 22, 2017. You can check out more media like it on our list of shows and movies like Coco!

In Coco, 12-year-old Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) loves music but that's not really acceptable in his family. So after his Abuelita Elena (voiced by Renée Victor) breaks his guitar on the Day of the Dead, Miguel goes to the mausoleum of his great-great grandfather, famous musician Ernesto de la Cruz (voiced by Benjamin Brett), and steals Ernesto's guitar. Instantly, Miguel finds himself transported to the Land of the Dead.

Miguel is confused as to why he's among the dead, including Hector (voiced by Gael García Bernal), and soon learns that in order to return to the Land of the Living, he needs to get the blessing of one of his ancestors. Considering his dead loved ones don't approve of Miguel's interest in music, this leads to quite the challenge for Miguel.

Coco movie quotes provide the dialogue for the film just like quotes for other late 2017 movies do such as for Call Me By Your Name, I, Tonya, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and The Disaster Artist.

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    Pretty Much Everyone Gets Together

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    Miguel: Every year, grandkids, cousins, pretty much everyone gets together, even great grandma Coco... I tell her pretty much everything... I used to run like this but now I run like this which is way faster! 

    In this Coco movie quote, Miguel explains a little bit about traditions for the Day of the Dead. Though his whole family arrives for the holiday, Miguel's favorite part is spending time with his great grandmother, Coco.

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    Tonight is About Family

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    Abuelita Elena: Día de Muertos has begun! It’s the one night of the year our ancestors can come visit us.
    Miguel: I thought it might have been one of those made up things.
    Abuelita Elena: Shhh!
    Miguel: I was just
    Abuelita Elena: Shhh!
    Miguel: But
    Abuelita Elena: Tonight is about family!

    On the Day of the Dead, Miguel's Abuelita Elena catches him damaging a photo on the family's ofrenda and yells at him because of it. While Miguel notes in these Coco movie quotes that he thought it all was made up, Abuelita Elena explains otherwise.

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    Never Name a Street Dog

    Abuelita Elena: Go away, you! Go!
    Miguel: It’s just Dante.
    Abuelita Elena: Never name a street dog. They’ll follow you forever. Now, go get my shoe.

    As Miguel and his Abuelita Elena walk down the street, she shoos away his dog, Dante. While Elena has her thoughts on street dogs, and expresses them in these Coco movie quotes, Miguel loves Dante like he's family.

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    Welcome to the Land of Your Ancestors

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    Miguel: Great great grandfather, I want to be a musician just like you.
    Elderly Ghost: Alright, who’s in there?
    Miguel: I’m sorry.
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    Arrival Agent: Welcome to the land of your ancestors!

    After Abuelita Elena destroys Miguel's guitar, he visits his great-great grandfather's mausoleum and begins to play the guitar displayed inside. But in a shocking series of events, this leads the very much alive Miguel to pass over into the Land of the Dead.

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