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From Prada to Nada (2011)

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A Latina spin on Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," where two spoiled sisters who have been left penniless after their father's sudden death are forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles.

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Mary Dominguez (as Alexa Vega)
Tina French ...
Old Librarian
Luis Rosales ...
Juanito
Pablo Martínez de Velasco ...
Pablo the Gardener
Alexis Ayala ...
Gabriel Dominguez Sr.
Norma Reyna ...
Carmina
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Aurelia Jimenez
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Trinita
José María Negri ...
Benjamin Kerensky
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Federico
Pablo Cruz ...
Gabriel Dominguez Jr.
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Edward Ferris
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Carry Sullivan
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When their dad dies on his 55th birthday, Beverley Hills sisters, Mary and Nora, find themselves destitute, forced by a grasping sister-in-law to move in with their aunt in East L.A. Mary, the younger sister, is mortified: spoiled by her dad, ignorant of Spanish, scared of the vatos. Her sister convinces her to finish college, and she promptly decides that one of her T.A.s will be her ticket back to Rodeo Drive. Elder sister Nora, a law student, gets a job as a legal intern, and Edward, her supervisor, the brother of the grasping sister-in-law, promptly falls for her. Slowly, the sisters realize what a rich place the barrio is at the same time that they get bruised in the contact sport of love. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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22 April 2011 (Mexico)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$1,115,638 (USA) (28 January 2011)

Gross:

$3,016,244 (USA) (25 March 2011)
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Despite all the references through the move none of the leads are Mexican or Mexican related. Camilla Belle was born in the USA to a Brazilian father and USA mother. Alexa PenaVega was also born in the USA to a Colombian father and a USA mother. See more »

Goofs

When Nora takes Mary to East LA, the X5 that they drive is a 2008 X5 through the streets of LA, but when they arrive on destination, it's the older 2005 X5. See more »

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Nora Dominguez: I avoid relationships because I can't count on them.
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References Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) See more »

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Beautiful
6 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If I could describe this movie in one word, it would be "Beautiful". From Prada To Nada was a beautiful, and modern portrayal of Jane Austen's classic "Sense and Sensibility". I love how the writers molded the story and characters of this English novel into today's modern, Latino culture. It was exceptionally done. My advice is that viewers first associate themselves with Jane Austen's novel, before seeing the Latino version. Doing so will allow the viewer to compare, and appreciate the work of the screenwriters. This movie was touching, funny, charming, sweet, and dramatic all rolled into one.

This movie made me proud to be a Latina.


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