From Prada to Nada

From Prada to Nada

DVD - 2010
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Two sisters who have been left penniless after their father's sudden death are forced to move in with their estranged aunt.
Audience: OFRB rating: PG.
Publisher: Santa Monica : Lionsgate, 2010.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC From
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In English with Spanish subtitles.

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ThomasJWhiting
Jul 10, 2019

VERY GOOD 2010 film with interesting plot as formerly wealthy young ladies have to move to East L.A. barrio - very different flavor of life for them.

RandomLibrarian May 30, 2019

This film is VERY loosely based on "Sense & Sensibility" by Jane Austen. There are sisters and their father dies, there's a stand-in for the older brother and his selfish wife, as well as two guys who are the obvious equivalents of Mr. Edward Ferrars and Colonel Brandon. The two couples spend so little time on screen together that it's difficult to find the romances believable. Where the film most finds its stride is in the growing familial relationships between the girls and their aunt and other relatives, and in the way they learn to embrace their Mexican heritage and culture, which they rejected when they were rich and living in Beverly Hills. The film was shot in Monterrey, Mexico, which really makes the sisters' move from wealth and mansion to the barrio of their aunt in East L.A. believable. There is also a lot of Spanish dialogue (with subtitles in English).

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4536o
Nov 29, 2018

Actually, I enjoyed this film more than one of the two recent movies of its basis, Sense and Sensibility. Not that it is historically accurate to Jane Austen's novel, of course, but rather because of its exploration of the cultural warmth of Nora's and Mary's extended family in East LA. Like Coco, anything which softens the current fears about "The Other" is really needed right now.

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hammer59
Oct 31, 2018

Found this movie fun and funny. Clever and a little sappy.

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Miller1114
Jun 25, 2017

A cute, feel good movie about treasuring people instead of money and things.

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JEM_LPL
Jul 07, 2015

Jane Austen's "Sense And Sensibility" gets a modern, Hispanic retelling set in California. Nora is the practical, law student big sister, while Mary is the flighty teenager who lives to shop. When their father dies, they are forced to move in with their good hearted aunt in the seedy side of town.

At first, I thought this was going to be a disaster, but it's a surprisingly charming, sensitive, funny version of Austen's classic as the two sisters struggle back to their feet and learn that their richest heritage was never in money, but in their family and friends. Austen fans shouldn't miss this one.

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jas90404
Oct 21, 2013

This tale resonated and was a pleasant pastime.

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velloxal
Jul 03, 2013

Shows Mexican cultural aspect in USA. How you life can change in a blink of an eye. How can you adapt to new beginning. Partly lame scenes.

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neonkc
Apr 19, 2013

very good

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Mommacita3008
Oct 02, 2012

This movie turned better than I thought.

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