Bella (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  30 November 2007 (USA)
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One day in New York City changes three people forever.

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An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion-dollar contract when a series of events unfold that bring his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that she's unprepared for. In one irreversible moment, their lives are turned upside down... until a simple gesture of kindness brings them both together, turning an ordinary day to an unforgettable experience. Written by Orange

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One Day Can Change Your Life. See more »


Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief disturbing images | See all certifications »

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30 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Beauty  »

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$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,328,448 (USA) (26 October 2007)


$8,108,247 (USA) (27 June 2008)

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The D train that Jose and Nina take passes over the same bridge twice, one at the beginning of it's trip, and one near the end of their trip. See more »


[first lines]
Jose: [voiceover] My grandmother used to say, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans."
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Lo que Dios quiera
Written by Marco Flores
Performed by Marco Flores
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I saw a sneak-peak and I think everyone should see Bella.
19 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the privilege of catching a sneak-peak of Bella before it won the Tronto Film Festival, followed by a Q&A with the director and some of the cast members. I cannot stress how very humble and real they all are. As for the film, being from the Midwest, I've watched TV all my life. Flipping channels it's funny how you stumble across films that you don't think anyone has ever heard of; but later you grow to realize that that one film, that one film you watched late one Thursday night, made such a difference in the way you chose to carry yourself through life that you became a part of it, and it a part of you. You don't know why, but for some reason, you just needed to see it: Bella is that film.

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