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Bella (2006)

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A chef with a mysterious past spends the day with a waitress who needs a friend.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eduardo Verástegui ... José
Tammy Blanchard ... Nina
Manny Perez ... Manny
Angélica Aragón ... Mother
Jaime Tirelli ... Father
Ramon Rodriguez ... Eduardo
Armando Riesco ... Francisco
Sophie Nyweide ... Bella
Ali Landry Monteverde ... Celia (as Ali Landry)
Ewa Da Cruz ... Veronica
Alexa Gerasimovich ... Loochi
Herb Lovelle ... Homeless Man
Tawny Cypress ... Frannie
Doug DeBeech ... Pieter
Michael Mosley ... Kevin
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Storyline

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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One Person Can Change Your Life Forever See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beauty See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Based on a true story. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jose: [voiceover] My grandmother used to say, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans."
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Connections

Featured in The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 5 May 2008 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Te Lo Agradezco, Pero No
Written and performed by Alejandro Sanz
Courtesy of Warner Music and Gazul Producciones/ Warner Chappell
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Wonderful
18 September 2006 | by gcs2041See all my reviews

I was astonished after seeing the film Bella. I was impressed, inspired, uplifted and sobered all at the same time. The film is powerful and thought provoking. Each scene blends perfectly into the next creating and weaving an intricate and detailed story without being self indulgent. The actors make choices that are simple yet powerful. Every character lets their humanity show in a way that causes the audience to fall in love with them throughout the course of the movie. Both the story and the characters are realistic and every scene of the movie is packed with truth. Audiences can see aspects of their own lives and situations in every scene of this masterfully composed story.


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