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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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Mary Dominguez (as Alexa Vega)
Tina French ...
Old Librarian
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Juanito
Pablo Martínez de Velasco ...
Pablo the Gardener
Alexis Ayala ...
Gabriel Dominguez Sr.
Norma Reyna ...
Carmina
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Aurelia Jimenez
Catalina López ...
Trinita
José María Negri ...
Benjamin Kerensky
Mario Zaragoza ...
Federico
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Gabriel Dominguez Jr.
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Olivia
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Edward Ferris
Begoña Narváez ...
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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Rated PG-13 for brief drug use and a sexual situation | See all certifications »

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Sense and Sensibilidad  »

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

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$3,016,244 (USA) (25 March 2011)
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New-age version of Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Mary has entered the house of Bruno and stands in front of the painting that he made, she hears Bruno's voice and gets closer to the open doors to look what's going on, one can clearly see that the cast around her neck is missing, yet when she rolls out towards the garden, she's wearing the cast again. See more »

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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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Featured in Conan: Rendezvous at Meet-Up Point (2011) See more »

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From Prada to Nada: a (more than you could expect) sophisticated comedy.
2 May 2016 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Don't let the awful movie's title fool you (just as it fooled me): it's a test. You have to pass the same exam most characters in the present movie had to: acknowledge possible different ways to be bright, smart and beautiful other than our common (american-western-european) way.

Fina Torres, Luis Alfaro and Craig Fernandez (in this exact order, I guess) added a lot of wit to Jane Austen's novel (I assume that you have read 'Sense and Sensibility'), mainly under the form of spicy, meaningful and very good lines.

It's a classic, so I won't comment the plot, I'd just like you to know that this is a very sophisticated comedy and that I would be really surprised if watching it would let you down.


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