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Release Date:
1 February 2008 (Panama) See more »
Would you rent your body and soul for $50,000?
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. | Add synopsis »
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This is a very sweet little movie. See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)

Angie Cepeda ... Sofia

Ken Marino ... Dr. Neil Gardner
Martita Roca ... Monica

Nora Dunn ... Helen Bauman

Jim Piddock ... Frank Bauman

Max Burkholder ... Max (as Max Wolf Burkholder)

Brad Rowe ... Jesse

Richard Speight Jr. ... George

Hunter Johnson ... Zoe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lillian Adams ... Mrs. Goldfarb

Rae Allen ... Gwen
Ryan Armstrong ... Ken

Lilli Birdsell ... Chaney
Scott Burkholder ... Principal Jones (as Scott Burkeholder)

Diana Castle ... Dr. Langdon

Precious Chong ... Binnie
Kebe Dunn ... Nurse

Shane Edelman ... Dennis (Restaurant Employer)

Matthew Fairchild ... Brad

Robert Harvey ... INS Agent (as Bob Harvey)

Jeanine Jackson ... Wendy
Chane't Johnson ... Cashier

Andy Milder ... Paramedic
Meredith Morton ... Shelly

David Shackelford ... Tony

Josh Stamberg ... Paul

Jack Wallace ... Uncle Todd

Mitchell Ryan ... Doctor (uncredited)

Tony Sagastizado I ... Paramedic (uncredited)
Jeanne Trepanier ... Nurse Reynolds (uncredited)

Directed by
Shane Edelman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andrew Miles  written by
Brian D. Young  story

Produced by
Alvaro Albarracin .... executive producer
Jimmy Holcomb .... line producer
Terence Michael .... producer
Jose Santos .... co-executive producer
Dave Schulz .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jeff Cardoni 
Cinematography by
David Rush Morrison  (as David Morrison)
Film Editing by
Gabriel Wrye 
Casting by
Abra Edelman 
Meredith Morton 
Production Design by
David Huang 
Art Direction by
Stephen Noriega 
Amy Lee Wheeler  (as Amy Wheeler)
Costume Design by
Heather Goodwin 
Makeup Department
Corinna Liebel .... makeup artist
Francie Paull .... key makeup and hair
Wendy Southard .... additional makeup (as Wendy Boscon)
Wendy Southard .... hair stylist (as Wendy Boscon)
Ally Williams .... additional makeup (as Alison Williams)
Production Management
Jimmy Holcomb .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven Hacker .... first assistant director
David Harari .... additional second assistant director
Brandon Rafferty .... second assistant director
Christopher Ruiz .... additional second assistant director
Vance A. Zanin .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Anne Addelsbergh .... art department intern
Ashley Baggins .... art department intern (as Ashley Boggins)
Roger Beer .... property master (as Roger Baer)
Thaddeus Hallinan .... assistant property master
Asako Ogiwara .... art department intern
Asako Ogiwara .... set dresser
Janine Pesce .... art department assistant
Dave Preston .... lead man
Janine Reyes .... art department intern (as Janine Preyes)
Billy Sale .... art department intern
Billy Sale .... set dresser
Georgia Schwab .... set dresser
Sound Department
Willy Allen .... supervising adr & dialogue editor
Monette Bechtold .... foley artist (as Monitte Becktold)
Lawrence Becktold .... foley mixer (as Larry Becktold)
Christopher Briles .... adr mixer
Christopher Briles .... foley mixer
Christopher Briles .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Briles .... supervising sound editor
Preston Connor .... boom operator
Patrick Giraudi .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Giraudi .... supervising sound editor
Paul Graff .... boom operator
Monett Holderer .... foley artist (as Monette Becktold)
Vicki Lemar .... assistant sound editor (as Vickie Lemar)
Benjamin Patrick .... sound mixer (as Ben Patrick)
Sean Skinner .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Melissa Elliott .... title designer
David Emerson .... optical lineup (as Dave Emerson)
Allan Levine .... visual effects supervisor
David McCue .... optical supervisor (as Dave McCue)
Randall Weatherington .... optical: and animation cameras
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Baio .... grip
Eric S. Boland .... gaffer
Brandi Borden .... film loader
Don Chong .... key grip
John Doherty .... second assistant camera
Eric Forand .... electrician
Owen Foye .... electrician
Erik Gonzales .... best boy electric (as Erik Gonzalas)
Hilario Gonzalez .... electrician
William Hall .... grip
Hans Haveron .... grip
Chip Ingram .... dolly grip
Dan Kanes .... electrician
Daron Keet .... first assistant camera
Rigopolles Kosta .... grip
James Mann .... electrician
Mike Marnasee .... grip (as Mike Manasee)
Seth Orozco .... film loader
Joe Pier .... still photographer
Kosta Rigopoulos .... dolly grip (as Costa Rigopulos)
Paul Storino .... grip
Nicole Turegano .... film loader (as Nicole Tuergano)
Isabella Vosmikova .... still photographer
Dennis Wong .... best boy grip
Jamie Young .... grip
Casting Department
Chad Darnell .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Fleming .... assistant costume designer
Chelsey Hemstreet .... costumer
Karen O'Brien .... key set costumer (as Karen Levine)
Karen O'Brien .... key set costumer
Cynthia Quiroga .... costumer
Editorial Department
James Carter .... color timer (as Jim Carter)
Ruben Garcia .... negative conforming service
Steve Lemley .... color timer
Brian J. Cavanaugh .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Eric Crush .... location assistant
Eric Grush .... location assistant
Jesse H. Rivard .... location manager (as Jesse Rivard)
Carole Segal .... location assistant
Music Department
Alvaro Albarracin .... executive music consultant
Danny Bracht .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Luis Arroyo .... honeywagon driver
Brad Biedenbach .... driver: wardrobe trailer
Tracey V. Black .... production van driver
Lance Cherniet .... additional driver
Darrell Dubovsky .... additional driver
Derew Frutos .... grip truck driver
John Alan Greene .... additional driver
Brian Hall .... additional driver
Virgie Haltman .... production van driver (as Virgie Halteman)
Kelly Harkness .... stakebed driver
Ken Kaplan .... additional driver
Jason Lems .... shotmaker driver
Eric Moon .... transportation captain
Richard Palacios .... driver
Michael Perrotti .... transportation coordinator
Juan Ramirez .... camara truck driver
Isidoro Vasquez .... production van driver
Other crew
Claudia Arevalo .... executive assistant: to Mr. Albarracia
Dan Baker .... craft service
Susan Bambara .... script supervisor
Javier Barcenas .... coordinator
Gina Bruno .... office production assistant
Michael Cavaretta .... assistant production coordinator
Brian Dee .... electronic press kit
Melissa Elliott .... title designer
Guy Flint .... studio teacher
Jon Goss .... office production assistant
Grace Hall .... key set production assistant (as Grace Lee)
Grace Hall .... key set production assistant
Cheryl Bell Hawley .... office production assistant (as Cheryl Hawkley)
Joshua David Humphrey .... on-set medic
Nick Kitinski .... electronic press kit
Dack LaMarque .... assistant to the producers
Nicole Landers .... unit publicist
Daphne Lee .... set production assistant
Kristen Lee .... set production assistant
Joe Lomba .... production coordinator
Patty Macklin .... studio teacher
Jon Mahlow .... set production assistant
Shaun T. McNally .... set production assistant
Kathy Olazaba .... craft service
John Olivier .... corporate counsel
Richard Palacios .... chef
William Propp .... product placement
Rick Rosenthal .... production attorney
Ana Sanchez .... marketing director
Jose Santos .... executive: Miamila
Ron Segro .... post-production accountant
Ron Segro .... production accountant
Darius Siwek .... set production assistant
Jason Sperling .... office production assistant
Anthony Steinhart .... set production assistant
Mauricio Torres .... web developer
Jeanne Trepanier .... assistant: Terence Michael
Jeorge Villanneva .... chef assistant
Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda .... thanks: to my father
Ben Sherman .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Amor en alquiler" - USA (Spanish title)
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Rated R for language including some sexual references
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

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 »
Sofia:I'm very disappointed in you Max. First, you break into my apartment. Then, you hit a girl.
Max:Your not mad at me about hitting Kenny?
Sofia:No, that one I can forgive. He's a pervert and he should be stopped. But, I don't want you hitting Charlie. If she tries to kiss you, kiss her back.
Max:No way!
Sofia:Women don't like men who give in too easily. Trust me. She kisses you because she loves a challenge.
Sofia:Because... because women are like locas. That's why.
Max:I thought she kisses me because she thinks I'm cute.
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Movie Connections:
References The Exorcist (1973)See more »
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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
This is a very sweet little movie., 16 September 2005
Author: sammysez77 from United States

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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