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Love for Rent (2005)

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Tells the story of Sofia (Angie Cepeda), a Colombian college student struggling with immigration issues in LA, who accepts a $50,000 offer to rent her body and soul and become a surrogate mother to a wealthy couple.

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Tells the story of Sofia (Angie Cepeda), a Colombian college student struggling with immigration issues in LA, who accepts a $50,000 offer to rent her body and soul and become a surrogate mother to a wealthy couple.

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Would you rent your body and soul for $50,000?

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Rated R for language including some sexual references
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Martita Roca was first cast to play the leading role of Sofia, but then producers thought she would be better as Monica, Sofia's cousin. See more »

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[from trailer]
Monica Garcia: What about school, your plans, the chart, everything?
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References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

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Nothing, Nothing
Performed by Martita Roca
Written by Walter Suhr
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This is a very sweet little movie.
16 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After reading such a harsh review of Love For Rent in the Miami Herald, I just had to see what stirred up such emotion in their critic, especially since I read a terrific review in the LA Times.

Angie Cepeda, plays Sofia, a Colombian native struggling to keep alive her dream of becoming a lawyer in America (finally a Latina in a film not depicted as a cleaning lady). She is so driven in her goals that when she gets an A- minus in law class, she is disappointed. After getting robbed of everything and it looks as though there's no choice but to give up and go back to Columbia, she is offered money to carry a childless couple's baby. She becomes a surrogate mother. But this movie is about much more than that. It's about the powerful mother-child connection whether genetically bonded or not. This theme runs throughout the movie involving most of the characters and their own maternal connections.

The entire audience cheered at the end. Perhaps, they too, were curious at what brought so much fury to the Herald's critic.


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