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Love for Rent (2005)

Tells the story of Sofia (Angie Cepeda), a Colombian college student struggling with immigration issues in LA, who accepts a $50,000 offer to rent her body and soul and become a surrogate mother to a wealthy couple.

Director:

Shane Edelman

Writers:

Andrew Miles, Brian D. Young (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Angie Cepeda ... Sofia
Ken Marino ... Dr. Neil Gardner
Martita Roca Martita Roca ... Monica
Nora Dunn ... Helen Bauman
Jim Piddock ... Frank Bauman
Max Burkholder ... Max (as Max Wolf Burkholder)
Brad Rowe ... Jesse
Richard Speight Jr. ... George
Hunter Johnson ... Zoe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lillian Adams ... Mrs. Goldfarb
Rae Allen ... Gwen
Ryan Armstrong Ryan Armstrong ... Ken
Lilli Birdsell ... Chaney
Scott Burkholder ... Principal Jones (as Scott Burkeholder)
Diana Castle ... Dr. Langdon
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Storyline

Tells the story of Sofia (Angie Cepeda), a Colombian college student struggling with immigration issues in LA, who accepts a $50,000 offer to rent her body and soul and become a surrogate mother to a wealthy couple.

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Taglines:

Would you rent your body and soul for $50,000?

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references
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Details

Country:

USA | Colombia

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

1 February 2008 (Panama) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor en alquiler See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

MiamiLA Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Martita Roca was first cast to play the leading role of Sofia, but then producers thought she would be better as Monica, Sofia's cousin. See more »

Quotes

Sofia: I'm very disappointed in you Max. First, you break into my apartment. Then, you hit a girl.
Max: Your not mad at me about hitting Kenny?
Sofia: No, that one I can forgive. He's a pervert and he should be stopped. But, I don't want you hitting Charlie. If she tries to kiss you, kiss her back.
Max: No way!
Sofia: Women don't like men who give in too easily. Trust me. She kisses you because she loves a challenge.
Max: Why?
Sofia: Because... because women are like locas. That's why.
Max: I thought she kisses me because she thinks I'm cute.
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Connections

References The Exorcist (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

My Heart Won't Say Goodbye
Performed by Martita Roca
Written by Alfredo Matheus
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Well Done.
25 March 2005 | by perel5See all my reviews

I recently saw a screening of this movie and I must say I wasn't expecting very much. So many factors were going against it. One- being that I'm a guy who hates "chick flix" and two - I had heard of none of the actors, aside from SNL alum Nora Dunn. And three – did I mention that I'm a guy? At the risk of having my manhood challenged I must say that I loved this movie! What a pleasant surprise! Now that I'm a college grad ready for the real world, maybe I'm getting more sensitive. I don't recall the last time I had seen such an engaging story with such endearing characters. I loved this movie! Angie Cepeda, who plays Sofia, a Colombian trying to make it in America, is not only easy on the eyes, but has a natural acting ability that made me care about her within' two minutes. Ken Marino, who plays her love interest, was terrific. Both these actors are great finds. The rest of the cast was wonderful as well, especially Nora Dunn, who was cold as ice, brilliantly funny, and very human when I least expected it. The story blends comedy and drama perfectly in this profound story of love, family, and the powerful connection of mother and child. The movie was thoroughly a joy to watch, and it stayed with me days after I left the festival. Hollywood should take notice of this little film and learn how to generate true emotions from their audience. Max Burkholder, the little precocious foster kid, will steal your heart. Trust me.


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