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From Prada to Nada (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 January 2011 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Angel Gracia

Writers:

Fina Torres (screenplay), Luis Alfaro (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Camilla Belle ... Nora Dominguez
Alexa PenaVega ... Mary Dominguez (as Alexa Vega)
Tina French Tina French ... Old Librarian
Luis Rosales ... Juanito
Pablo Martínez de Velasco Pablo Martínez de Velasco ... Pablo the Gardener
Alexis Ayala ... Gabriel Dominguez Sr.
Norma Reyna Norma Reyna ... Carmina
Adriana Barraza ... Aurelia Jimenez
Oliverio Gareli ... Marco Antonio Ramirez
Catalina López Catalina López ... Trinita
José María Negri ... Benjamin Kerensky
Mario Zaragoza Mario Zaragoza ... Federico
Pablo Cruz ... Gabriel Dominguez Jr.
April Bowlby ... Olivia
Nicholas D'Agosto ... Edward Ferris
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Storyline

When their dad dies on his 55th birthday, Beverley Hills sisters, Mary and Nora, find themselves destitute, forced by a grasping sister-in-law to move in with their aunt in East L.A. Mary, the younger sister, is mortified: spoiled by her dad, ignorant of Spanish, scared of the vatos. Her sister convinces her to finish college, and she promptly decides that one of her T.A.s will be her ticket back to Rodeo Drive. Elder sister Nora, a law student, gets a job as a legal intern, and Edward, her supervisor, the brother of the grasping sister-in-law, promptly falls for her. Slowly, the sisters realize what a rich place the barrio is at the same time that they get bruised in the contact sport of love. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Riches to Rags Story See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief drug use and a sexual situation | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sense and Sensibilidad See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,115,638, 30 January 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,016,244, 27 March 2011
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 mother and an American father. Alexa PenaVega was also born in the USA to a Colombian father and an American mother. See more »

Goofs

During the Mexican Independence Day party, Mary goes up to Bruno to dance. He throws the Birds of Paradise, which she catches. She then says not to waste the state flower, because there's a drought. California's state flower is the California Poppy, not the Birds of Paradise. See more »

Quotes

Mary Dominguez: Who is he?
Carry Sullivan: I heard his father is an ambassador to one of those countries with fruit flies.
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Connections

References Cribs (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Traigo de mi Pueblo
Written by Pavel Cal
Performed by Pavel Cal
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amusing movie
29 December 2011 | by quiereuna_calleSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie.It may not have the most amazing acting but I can tell the people in it are having fun. I loved the slices of Mexican/American culture. It is a pretty clean comedy compared to most PG- 13 ones. The expanded rating gives the reasons for the PG-13. It is a unique variation of the Jane Austin movie it is based on. I think the parts in Spanish are much more entertaining if you know Spanish. Although you can still enjoy it even if you do not know Spanish. If you know nothing of LA or some Mexican traditions this is probably not the movie for you. I liked it more for the culture and the moral lessons. I would watch this movie again which is a lot to say since most movies fail to entertain me after one sitting.


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