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From Prada to Nada (2011)

From Prada to Nada

Overview


Genre

Romance, Comedy

Release Date

January 28, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

107 min.

Studio

Lionsgate Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Angel Gracia

Producer

Gigi Pritzker, Linda McDonough, Rossana Arau, Gary Gilbert

Screenwriter

Fina Torres, Luis Alfaro

Starring

Story


"From Prada to Nada", a modern twist on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility is a new romantic comedy starring Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Wilmer Valderrama, Kuno Becker and Academy Award nominee Adriana Barraza.

It's a whimsical fish-out-of-water story of two spoiled sisters: Nora (Camilla Belle), a law student, and Mary (Alexa Vega), an undergrad party girl, living with their father in a luxurious mansion in Beverly Hills. Mary has become so "90210" she refuses to admit she is of Mexican decent. When dad suddenly passes away, their posh lives are turned upside down.

They discover they have been left penniless and are forced to move into their estranged aunt Aurelia's (Adriana Barraza) modest but lively home in the Latino-centric Boyle Heights neighborhood of East LA. They are terrified to leave their world of privilege; neither Nora nor Mary speak Spanish or have ever had to take on actual responsibility. The girls gradually adapt to their new environment; their BMW and Prius are traded for the public bus and a used car.

As they embrace the culture that for so long they refused to accept, they both discover romance, the true meaning of family, and they learn that the life of PRADA actually means NADA without love, family and community.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Alexa Vega, Sean Covel
Los Angeles Premiere of "From Prada to Nada"
Jan 18, 2011
Nicholas D'Agosto
Los Angeles Premiere of "From Prada to Nada"
Jan 18, 2011

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..surprisingly bland..”
by Keith Staskiewicz [Entertainment Weekly]
“..a predictable but pleasant comedy..”
by Joe Leydon [Variety]
“..entirely predictable romantic comedy with a terrible title..”
by Mike Hale [NY Times]