With that, Dora is sent to Los Angeles to live with her aunt Mami (Pia Miller), Abuelita Valerie (Adriana Barraza) and her cousin, Diego (Jeff Wahlberg). They welcome her with open arms, but Diego is a typical teenager and doesn’t want Dora in his way. The idea behind this is that it would protect Dora from herself, but as she tries to integrate herself into high school, she finds a very unforgiving jungle.That’s also part of the film’s charm as Diego tries to avoid her, she attracts the attention of the class valedictorian, Sammy (Madeline Madden) and the geeky Randy (Nicholas Coombe). A class field trip to a local history museum has her feeling right at home. It is here where Stollerand Robinson invert her character as she, Diego, Sammy and Randy are kidnapped in order to help treasure hunters find her parents and Parapata, the Incan lost city of gold.