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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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Rated PG-13 for brief drug use and a sexual situation | See all certifications »

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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 Edward brings Nora the "deed" to co-sign at the end of the movie, the preprinted information on the document lists the house's address as being in the "State of Utah." All of the other information (street, city, county, and zip code) is for Los Angeles, California, the actual setting of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Nora Dominguez: I avoid relationships because I can't count on them.
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References Cribs (2000) See more »

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Cielito Lindo
Written by Quirino Mendoza (as Quirino Mendoza Cortez)
Arranged and Performed by Mariachi Sol De Mexico de Jose Hernandez
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Modern Day Masterpiece
7 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The complex plot and poetic dialogue demand a lot from the cast and audience alike. All aspiring actors should be forced to be watch this film at drama school as it contains the full spectrum of emotions that they would be expected to convey throughout their career, such as happiness, sadness and being in love. Particular highlights include the 'drunk scene' where it is clear the actress had spent time with drunk people, in order to ensure she gave a realistic performance. It is this kind of method acting and attention to detail, that really make this film stand out. Being British, it was great to learn some more about the Hispanic community in the USA. Such was the sensitive portrayal of Mexicans in this film, that I have since cancelled my holiday to Mexico. This film gives such a rich account of the complexities of Mexican culture, that I don't think that a trip there would add anything extra. In short, if you're looking for a sassy, poignant, funny and unpredictable film, then this is the one for you! Jane Austen would be proud to see her name in the credits!


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