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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:

$1,328,448 (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

[first lines]
Jose: [voiceover] My grandmother used to say, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans."
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Connections

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

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Cucurrucucú paloma
Written by Tomás Méndez (as Tomas Mendez Sosa)
Performed by Jon Secada
Courtesy of Big3 Records, LLC
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Wonderful
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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