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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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)  »

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Beauty  »

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$3,300,000 (estimated)

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


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

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At the end of the film Nina returns to Long Island on an Amtrack pulled by an engine clearly framed by the camera. The Long Island RR is electrified and is not equipped with an engine. It uses a third rail. See more »


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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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Finally a film with a message and a moral to the story!
22 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

BELLA is a poignant portrayal of love-conquers-all that runs the gamut from spellbinding to uplifting with a firm but gentle hand as the writer tells a tale of fallen dreams that breathes life into a dying world where family, faith, and friends are re-discovered and claimed as the "ties that bind." The captivating cast as well as the crew embody the very essence of family life among the Latino community yet the writing is so cleverly crafted that it transcends the tumult and transition of recovering from shattered spirits in any family of any ethnic background. The "realness" of the plot and characters makes you feel like you're in the middle of every scene!

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