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Bella (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 30 November 2007 (USA)
A chef with a mysterious past spends the day with a waitress who needs a friend.

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Angélica Aragón ...
Mother
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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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Pieter
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Kevin
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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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This time the winner is...a love story 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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Beauty  »

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Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,324,000 (USA) (26 October 2007)

Gross:

$8,108,247 (USA) (29 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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Written and Performed by Manuel Iman
Courtesy of LMS Records
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Bella Wins Top Award at Toronto & Enters Oscar Race
17 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the privilege of seeing "Bella" at the Toronto Film Festival and was amazed by this beautiful love story! After i heard the buzz about this little film i decided to go see it with out knowing what to expect and i was blown away. Actually, i think it is best to see this film without knowing anything about the story. A lot of people were surprised when Bella took the top prize at Toronto except for me and the other people who saw the film. Our screening ended in a standing ovation and the Q&A went so long that the moderator had to cut it off. The performances were incredible and the directing was remarkable. It was a powerful experience with a lot of unexpected twists and turns... especially the ending. It is amazing that this little film beat out all of this years Oscar hopefuls to get the most coveted Award at Toronto but it could not have happened to a better film. Congrats!


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