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From Prada to Nada --  	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.
From Prada to Nada -- Clip: Bruno Defends Mary
From Prada to Nada -- Interview: "Wilmer Valderrama On What Attracted Him To The Film"
From Prada to Nada -- Clip: Nora And Edward At The Party
From Prada to Nada -- Clip: I Need To Learn Spanish


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Writers (WGA):
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28 January 2011 (Iceland) See more »
A Riches to Rags Story See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Camilla Belle ... Nora Dominguez

Alexa PenaVega ... 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

Adriana Barraza ... Aurelia Jimenez

Catalina López ... Trinita
José María Negri ... Benjamin Kerensky

Mario Zaragoza ... Federico
Pablo Cruz ... Gabriel Dominguez Jr.

April Bowlby ... Olivia

Nicholas D'Agosto ... Edward Ferris

Begoña Narváez ... Carry Sullivan
Ernesto Arizpe ... Bad Guy 1
Diego Mejía ... Bad Guy 2
Bernardo Leal ... Bad Guy 3

Wilmer Valderrama ... Bruno
Joana Brito ... Comadre 1
Liliana Cruz ... Comadre 2

Romina Peniche ... Rosita
Adriana Morales ... Chola Leader
Nydia Torres ... Chola
Petty Maldonado ... Lupe
Jaime Aleman ... Car Buyer
Susana Contreras ... Elderly Janitor
Aldonza Vélez ... Angelica Ramirez
Oliverio Gareli ... Marco Antonio Ramirez

Geraldine Zinat ... Receptionist
Susana Altamirano ... Cubicle Head
Harry Porter ... Professor Smith

Kuno Becker ... Rodrigo Fuentes
Diana Bovio ... Classmate

Karla Souza ... Lucy
Antonio Gonzalez ... Contractor
Alex Garcia ... Max Schoeder
Greg Lucas ... Richard Pinter
Rosa Maria Soria ... Maria Ramirez
Lorena Martínez ... Rosalita Ramirez
Nydia García ... Esperanza Ramirez

Leticia Fabián ... Natalia
Tomas Montemayor ... Neighbor Boy
Ersin Pertan ... Salesman

Alexander Aguila ... Store Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Monica Burnes ... Nurse
Brenda Marsella ... Carmen
Gishel Rafael ... Camilla

David Szy ... Fiesta Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Angel Gracia 
Writing credits
Fina Torres (screenplay) &
Luis Alfaro (screenplay) and
Craig Fernandez (screenplay)

Jane Austen (novel "Sense and Sensibility")

Produced by
Rossana Arau .... co-producer
Deborah Del Prete .... executive producer
Lisa Ellzey .... producer
Gary Gilbert .... producer
Linda McDonough .... producer
James M. McNamara .... executive producer
Ben Odell .... executive producer
Gigi Pritzker .... producer
Chris Ranta .... producer
Original Music by
Heitor Pereira 
Cinematography by
Héctor Ortega 
Film Editing by
Brad McLaughlin 
Casting by
Raúl Simancas 
Production Design by
Anthony Stabley 
Art Direction by
Ricardo Davila 
Carlos Lagunas (supervising art director)
Set Decoration by
Aida Rodriguez 
Makeup Department
Julie Rea .... key hair stylist
Julie Rea .... key makeup artist
Carla Tinoco .... makeup & hair designer
Production Management
Cristopher 'Choke' Correa .... unit production manager
Rubén Montedónico .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jose Miguel Hiriart .... second second assistant director
Juan Obregon .... first assistant director
Ismael Rodriguez III .... second assistant director (as Ismael Rodríguez)
Art Department
Alma Aragon .... art department coordinator
Cindy Arreola .... junior draftsperson
Leonardo Arvisu .... carpenter
Simon Arvisu .... carpenter
Geoffrey Brown .... art department researcher
Rosa Elia Carrillo .... set designer
Gilberto Cortes .... property master
Efren De La Torre .... illustrator
Jose Carlos Diaz .... set dresser
Antonio Duran .... muralist
Hiram Felipe .... set dresser
Luis Franco .... set designer
Victor Alejandro Garcia .... illustrator
Gustavo Gonzalez .... set dresser
Tomas Guerina .... muralist
Luis Enrique Hernandez .... lead foreman
Isauro Hizar .... muralist
Luis Rojas Luino .... assistant set decorator
Luis Fernándo López .... leadman
Ricardo Mendez .... carpenter
Hernan Moran .... muralist
Jose Luis Moran .... painter
Sergio Arturo Moreno .... illustrator
Garina Morán .... lead scenic
Marco Antonio Palma .... construction coordinator
Manuel Reséndiz .... set dresser
Melissa Rodriguez .... illustrator
Pablo Garza Segovia .... assistant property master
Cesar Antonio Solis .... set dresser
Vanessa Soto .... props
Diego Suárez Groult .... on-set dresser
Barbara Garza Talavera .... set decoration assistant
Arturo Okinawa Vazquez .... set dresser
Richard Velasquez .... carpenter
Victor Vázquez .... set dresser
Sound Department
Michael J. Anastasi .... supervising sound designer
Dhyana Carlton-Tims .... supervising adr editor
Dhyana Carlton-Tims .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
Nash Cubero Jr. .... foley editor
Robert Dehn .... sound studio manager
Derek Deitz .... assistant sound editor
Angela Hemingway .... dialogue editor
Jesse David Ing .... additional sound mixer (as Jesse Ing)
Zach Michaelis .... foley mixer
Andres Moreno .... sound mixer
Lenin Rojo .... additional adr recordist
Chris Terhune .... assistant sound editor
Jonathan Wales .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Daniel Cordero .... special effects supervisor
Daniel Cordero .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Jonathan Bourgoine .... visual effects producer: Nitrous Visual Effects
Daniel Hawley .... data wrangler
Geoff Leavitt .... visual effects producer
Geoff Leavitt .... visual effects supervisor
Joseph A. Spano III .... digital compositor
Matt DiNardo .... compositor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jayson Crothers .... director of photography: LA unit
Isaiah Fortajada .... assistant camera: LA Unit
Rodolfo Hernández .... gaffer
Víctor Hernández .... first assistant camera
Jason Oldak .... additional photography: LA Unit
Felipe Perez-Burchard .... digital imaging technician
Animation Department
Nathan Morse .... end title graphics
Casting Department
Toby Guidry .... casting associate
Pauline Ocon .... additional casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Genoveva Baldera .... seamstress
Naomi Crespo .... wardrobe
Rosa Maria Gonzalez .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Karlo Babakhanian .... iq artist
Shawna Callahan .... consulting editor
Gregg Garvin .... digital intermediate colorist
John David Moffat .... assistant editor
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
Music Department
Benoit Grey .... synthesizer orchestrator
Daniel Hubbert .... music supervisor
Zach Lemmon .... synthesizer orchestrator
Andrea von Foerster .... music supervisor
Sebastian Zuleta .... music technical engineer
Transportation Department
Gilberto Pulido .... picture car coordinator
Other crew
Andrea Araiz .... apoc & travel coordinator
Elizabeth Ayala .... production assistant
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Polo Del Real .... assistant to producers
Hajime Espinosa .... script supervisor
Tal Fiala .... account executive
Georgina .... production assistant
Tom Just .... legal affairs
Aaron Michiel .... executive vice president, business & legal affairs, OddLot Entertainment
Carlos Moreno Jr. .... adr voice
Norberto Nava .... security coordinator
Gabriel Ramírez .... location assistant
John Rhodes .... production assistant
Alfredo Ríos .... production assistant
Horacio Sandoval .... locations manager
Craig A. Thompson .... assistant to Ms. McDonough
Efrén Valladares .... production coordinator
Lavinia Zetina .... production accountant
Judith Monroy .... special thanks
Mario Montes .... thanks: picture car owner
Bernadette Rivero .... special thanks
Ed Rivero .... special thanks
Kerry Rock .... special thanks

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Rated PG-13 for brief drug use and a sexual situation
USA:107 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Despite all the references through the move none of the leads are Mexican or Mexican related. Camilla Belle was born in the USA to a Brazilian father and USA mother. Alexa PenaVega was also born in the USA to a Colombian father and a USA mother.See more »
Factual errors: During the Mexican Independence Day party,Mary goes up to Bruno to dance. He throws the Birds of Paradise, which she catches. She then says not to waste the state flower, because there's a drought. California's state flower is the California Poppy, not the Birds of Paradise.See more »
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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Movie Connections:
References Frida (2002)See more »
In The StarsSee more »


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A rather nice movie actually..., 5 August 2013
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

Believing this to be a comedy, I sat down to watch it, only to find out that the movie was more of a romantic drama, than it was a comedy. So was that a bad thing? No, because "From Prada to Nada" turned out to be a rather nice cultural movie of sorts.

The story is about two sisters who live in luxury in Beverly Hills, when their father drops dead on his 55th birthday. Finding out that their father was a risk-taker and is in serious debt, the sisters Nora (played by Camilla Belle) and Mary (played by Alexa Vega) have to pack up their things and move to East Los Angeles to live with their Mexican family. This is somewhat of a change of lifestyle and a whole new world for the rich man's daughters.

I will say that "From Prada to Nada" turned out to be more than just a 'riches to rags' story. It deals with finding yourself even when odds are stacked against you, and finding your heritage even after having deluded yourself otherwise. And, of course, it is a story of family bonds and of finding love.

There were aspects and parts of the movie that were venturing down the 'chick flick' lane, while other parts of the movie were so predictable that you saw it coming a mile away. But still, "From Prada to Nada" turned out to be an enjoyable and somewhat beautiful movie.

The people cast for the various roles were doing good jobs, and especially Camilla Belle and Alexa Vega carried the movie quite well. And it was nice to see Wilmer Valderrama in this movie as well.

If you enjoy a moving with a loving story and a story that is close to life and realistic, then you should give "From Prada to Nada" a watch, because it is well worth it.

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