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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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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Trivia

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

Nora Dominguez: I avoid relationships because I can't count on them.
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References Frida (2002) See more »

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Sad Song
Written by Heather D'Angelo, Erika Spring, Mary Ann Hart
Performed by Au Revoir Simone
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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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