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Nola (2003)

An urban fairy tale-romantic comedy, in which Nola, an aspiring songwriter, leaves an abusive Kansas home and journeys to New York to find her biological father. Once there, she finds more ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmy Rossum ... Nola
Steven Bauer ... Leo
James Badge Dale ... Ben
Thom Christopher ... Niles
Sam Coppola ... Gus
Adam LeFevre ... Sam
Michael Cavadias ... Wendy
Damian Young ... Maitre D'
Bernie McInerney Bernie McInerney ... Professor Cummings
Larry Pine ... Max
Michael Medeiros ... Mike Flanders
Mary McDonnell ... Margaret Langworthy
Lynne Matthew Lynne Matthew ... Judge Belfray
James Ransone ... Neo-Gothboy
Janis Dardaris Janis Dardaris ... Nola's Mother
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An urban fairy tale-romantic comedy, in which Nola, an aspiring songwriter, leaves an abusive Kansas home and journeys to New York to find her biological father. Once there, she finds more than she expected. Written by ann wilson

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She came to the city looking for a dream, what she found was everything.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,058, 31 August 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,550, 7 September 2003
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Emmy Rossum's first R rated movie. See more »

Quotes

Nola: My dad... A guy. From New York. Named Hutch.
[laughs]
Nola: That's all I got.
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Soundtracks

Street of Dreams
Performed by Emmy Rossum
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A Fun, Harmless Movie
13 June 2005 | by Brains_Not_BeautySee all my reviews

"Nola" is certainly not a masterpiece. On the other hand, it's not a bad movie.

I watched "Nola" because I am a HUGE Emmy Rossum fan. I think she's brilliant, beautiful and has an outstanding singing voice. In "Nola", Emmy plays an eighteen-year-old named Nola (shocker, right?). Nola moves from an abusive Kansas home to New York City in search of her father and meets some very interesting characters along the way, turning her search for her father into an "adventure".

The first 45 minutes of "Nola" are almost pure romantic comedy. After those first 45 minutes, though, a strange subplot is put into action. The subplot is fairly cheesy and not near as entertaining as I think it was meant to be. But Emmy Rossum's acting saved it. The highlights of the movie were Emmy Rossum's songs. The first was "Street of Dreams" which she sang at the very beginning, and the second was "Don't Break My Heart" which Emmy sang at the end. Her singing voice was amazing and the songs had depth.

On the whole, "Nola" is funny, sweet, and sometimes very much outlandish. I would watch again.


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