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From Prada to Nada (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 January 2011 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Dominguez (as Alexa Vega)
Tina French ...
Old Librarian
Pablo Martínez de Velasco ...
Pablo the Gardener
Alexis Ayala ...
Gabriel Dominguez Sr.
Norma Reyna ...
Aurelia Jimenez
Marco Antonio Ramirez
Catalina López ...
José María Negri ...
Benjamin Kerensky
Mario Zaragoza ...
Gabriel Dominguez Jr.
Edward Ferris


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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

28 January 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sense and Sensibilidad  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$3,016,244 (USA) (25 March 2011)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Mary received an e-mail from Rodrigo, the e-mail address of Mary was "mdominez@mail.web". But when she received the next email, it became "mdomingez@mail.web". See more »


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


Written by Michael 'Inno' McCain (as Michael McCain), Anthony Butler, Steven Williams and Danica Rozelle
Performed by Michael 'Inno' McCain (as Inno) (Featuring Anthony)
Courtesy of Aperture Music
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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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