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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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Olivia
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Edward Ferris
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Carry Sullivan
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Storyline

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$3,016,244 (USA) (25 March 2011)
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Mary states the the 'birds of paradise' flower is the state flower of California during the Independence Day party. This is incorrect, however the 'birds of paradise' is the official flower of the city of Los Angeles, where the movie takes place. See more »

Goofs

When Nora and Edward are kissing in the kitchen, Mary walks into the kitchen and claims to get a fork when she actually grabs a spoon out of the drawer and hurries out of the kitchen. This is not a character error, it's a joke of the movie. She calls the spoon a fork because she is flustered in the moment. See more »

Quotes

Mary Dominguez: Who is he?
Carry Sullivan: I heard his father is an ambassador to one of those countries with fruit flies.
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References Sense and Sensibility (1995) See more »

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Written by Sara Valenzuela Galvan
Performed by Sara Valenzuela
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Descent portrayal of Multi-cultural Los Angeles finally hits the screens.
29 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a perfect example of excellent multi-cultural writing and production. It was perfectly blended to accurately reflect what a bi-cultural family may look like in the U.S. I should know I come from one.

It was beautifully executed, the cultural aspects and innuendos, such as the string of names when introduced, having a dress made exactly like the one in a magazine........ and the "cleansing" at the hospital, were hilarious and accurate. The latter was executed with grace as to not offend any believer. I just loved it.

Its about time that Hollywood opened up their eyes, to a big part of Los Angeles which is not just the West Side.

Beautifully done, I commend all of you. What was that movie with Jennifer Lopez where she's a maid etc...... too stereotypical with a stereotypical ending. This may have had a Hollywood ending, was it was sooooo realistic in its content. Latin Americans are a fun, hard-working bunch! LOL!


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