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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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Father
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Eduardo
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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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Homeless Man
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Frannie
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Pieter
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Kevin
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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 Day Can Change Your Life. 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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30 November 2007 (USA)  »

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Beauty  »

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Box Office

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

[first lines]
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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Oscar Buzz
19 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had the privilege of seeing a test screen of this movie and it was simply amazing. It is unbelievable to think that Alejandro Monteverde is a first time director. The story is beautiful and so very refreshing. The setting for the movie is in New York and was the perfect choice. The plot is also captivating and the audience is left falling in love with not only the characters, but their story too. I knew little about the movie going into the screening, but was blown away by the end. It is no surprise this movie won the "People's Choice" award at the Toronto International Film Festival and it will be no surprise if there is definite Oscar Buzz surrounding this wonderful film. Trust me, if the reaction to this film is anything like it was the night I saw it, this film will be remembered for a long time to come.

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