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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 »
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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. 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
Denise Blasor .... ADR
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 »
Incorrectly regarded as 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 »
Nora Dominguez:I avoid relationships because I can't count on them.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)See more »
Así Yo NacíSee more »


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43 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
A very real and unique story, 3 February 2011
Author: Sean Daniel from United States

I am no expert on this genre, but I'd have to say that "From Prada to Nada" is a notch above most of the romantic comedies that are out there This is a witty and realistic romantic comedy waiting for you. I was glad I had a chance to see this film earlier because I'm certain there will be a lot of "naysayers" out there that will dissuade others from seeing it, but to me, this seems like a perfect film for discussion with a circle of good friends.

Unlike other films coming from the genre, this film not only has witty dialog and cleverness without being too sentimental but it takes on the subject of the Hispanic society with just the right touch.

The actors involved, of course, have a lot to do with the making of a good film and overall, the actors are perfect for their roles, each one of them bringing a dose of reality to the screen.

Not everyone is going to get this film but in my opinion, "From Prada to Nada" is a highly enjoyable movie that surprisingly has something for everyone.

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