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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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Angélica Aragón ...
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Francisco
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Bella
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Celia
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Veronica
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Loochi
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Storyline

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 Person Can Change Your Life Forever See more »

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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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Also Known As:

Beauty  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 »

Quotes

[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
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Performed by Marco Flores
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18 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was astonished after seeing the film Bella. I was impressed, inspired, uplifted and sobered all at the same time. The film is powerful and thought provoking. Each scene blends perfectly into the next creating and weaving an intricate and detailed story without being self indulgent. The actors make choices that are simple yet powerful. Every character lets their humanity show in a way that causes the audience to fall in love with them throughout the course of the movie. Both the story and the characters are realistic and every scene of the movie is packed with truth. Audiences can see aspects of their own lives and situations in every scene of this masterfully composed story.


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