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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Both of Camilla Belle and Alexa Vega had to get dark spary on tan to make them look a bit more Mexican See more »

Goofs

When Mary received an e-mail from Rodrigo, the e-mail address of Mary was "mdominez@mail.web". But when she received the next email, it became "mdomingez@mail.web". See more »

Quotes

Nora Dominguez: I avoid relationships because I can't count on them.
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References Cribs (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Las Golondrinas
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Arranged and performed by Mariachi Chapala
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A warm funny movie
29 January 2011 | by buzzbruinSee all my reviews

I knew very little about this film I liked the title, and so the wife and I went to see it on a lark. I knew none of the actors nor anything about the director and it added to my pleasure because I saw it open-minded and my opinion was not affected by users or media critics, This was a realistic comedy in the rom-com sense. Unlike the usual Rom-Com Hollywood crap (staring jenniferAniston, this had romance but emphasized relationships and family values.It deals with education ambition and obstacles for bettering their lives, Everyone seemed real and life like. I cared a great deal about all of the people involved and what happens to them. Every actor in it were superb. They felt like real people. It had some gentle humor regarding immigrants coming to America and the main start was when 2 young women had to return to the barrio and learn how it is to be part of the working class. I loved it see it!!


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