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Bella (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 30 November 2007 (USA)
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A chef with a mysterious past spends the day with a waitress who needs a friend.
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Veronica
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An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multimillion-dollar contract when a series of events unfold that bring his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that she's unprepared for. In one irreversible moment, their lives are turned upside down... until a simple gesture of kindness brings them both together, turning an ordinary day to an unforgettable experience. Written by Orange

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,324,000, 26 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,108,247, 29 June 2008
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Based on a true story. See more »

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The D train that Jose and Nina take passes over the same bridge twice, one at the beginning of it's trip, and one near the end of their trip. See more »

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Jose: [voiceover] My grandmother used to say, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans."
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Written and Performed by Joey Ryan
Courtesy of Melodica Recordings
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Finally a film with a message and a moral to the story!
22 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

BELLA is a poignant portrayal of love-conquers-all that runs the gamut from spellbinding to uplifting with a firm but gentle hand as the writer tells a tale of fallen dreams that breathes life into a dying world where family, faith, and friends are re-discovered and claimed as the "ties that bind." The captivating cast as well as the crew embody the very essence of family life among the Latino community yet the writing is so cleverly crafted that it transcends the tumult and transition of recovering from shattered spirits in any family of any ethnic background. The "realness" of the plot and characters makes you feel like you're in the middle of every scene!


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