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Bella (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 30 November 2007 (USA)
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Angélica Aragón ...
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Eduardo
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Francisco
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Celia
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Veronica
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Loochi
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Homeless Man
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Frannie
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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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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Beauty  »

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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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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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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Featured in The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 5 May 2008 (2008) See more »

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Lo que Dios quiera
Written by Marco Flores
Performed by Marco Flores
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Beautiful !
20 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was deeply moved by Bella! It's a movie with great heart and a fantastic cast. The acting blew me away! Eduardo Verastegui and Tammy Blanchard played well together. Who ever did the casting did a phenomenal job! I was at a Q&A and Tammy Blanchard was given flowers- she was very sincere and seemed deeply touched. It's nice to see good characters on screen but who would of thought they are good characters in real life too. I left the theater feeling truly touched and inspired because of the movie and the Q&A! I enjoyed the cinematography and the music was well picked. In fact, I can't wait for the music CD of Bella to come out! I really enjoyed this movie- it was beautiful!


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