From Prada To Nada 2011 PG-13 CC

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Nora and Mary are spoiled sisters living the good life in Beverly Hills until their loving father unexpectedly dies. Forced to live with an estranged aunt in East LA, the young women learn to connect with their roots in this hilarious romantic-comedy.

Starring:
Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega
Runtime:
1 hour 47 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

From Prada To Nada

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Angel Gracia
Starring Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega
Supporting actors Tina French, Luis Rosales, Pablo Martínez de Velasco, Alexis Ayala, Norma Reyna, Adriana Barraza, Catalina López, José María Negri, Mario Zaragoza, Pablo Cruz, April Bowlby, Nicholas D'Agosto, Begoña Narváez, Ernesto Arizpe, Diego Mejía, Bernardo Leal, Wilmer Valderrama, Joana Brito
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

The movie is funny and fun to watch, i just enjoy it watching it with friends all the time.
Karen
Although the story line was not revolutionary and was somewhat predictable, the acting was good and the movie definitely had it's moments.
txjaywalker
Lo and behold, their father dies and it turns out he's bankrupt, and they have to move in with their aunt in East LA.
pamgirl

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By I'd rather be at Pemberley! on May 31, 2011
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I had every intention of seeing this movie in the theaters but missed it. When it came up as a recommendation on Amazon I rented it immediately. Yes, it is very, loosely based on Sense and Sensibility. VERY LOOSELY, mostly in thematic strains, but you can still see the connection.

The twist is that the characters are based on a hispanic family in Los Angeles. There is an easy transition from english to spanish in the film, with the spanish dialogue subtitled. This is a particularly charming aspect of the movie as the transition happens effortlessly and really lends to the comical aspect of the film. Being hispanic myself, only made it more endearing to me. The family from East Los Angeles, reminded me so much of relatives and friends, I was crying with laughter! The aunt is truly a wonderful actress and has some of the funniest lines. Bruno, played by Wilmer Valderama, is exceptional. HIs subtle approach to his character was a pleasant surprise. Alexa Vega plays the perfect "Barbie" character!

Knowing some spanish/spanglish is a definite plus to get the idiosyncrasies of the script but, by no means, restricts any viewer from getting the humor.

I rented it and then bought it. Is it an Academy Award winning film? No, but it is different, refreshing and a breath of fresh air.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Happiness TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 23, 2012
Format: DVD
This movie was funny, sad at times, and the tension ran deep. I thought this would be another "cute" movie, but there were so many lessons in this so-called "silly" movie.

1.) illusion versus reality
2.) family comes first
3.) stay true to your roots
4.) be kind to others/help the down-trodden
5.) be happy wherever you are
and many, many more
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. D. Minuth on June 8, 2013
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I love learning about different cultures. What I don't like is getting into a movie that's predominantly about a culture - in this case the hispanic culture in LA (which is different than the hispanic culture in the rest of the country) - and having the idiots and the bad guys all be white. How does anyone expect us to live together amongst different races, ideals, and cultures when slamming another culture? I can recommend much better films with hispanic storylines.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Strategy Professor on March 10, 2013
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The average rating for this film is misinformed and misleading. This movie is an amazing experience in Mexican culture and the purity of unconditional love within a family as well as love between a man and a woman. This one is a must see! I am so glad that we have unlimited streaming because I will see this film a few more times!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on May 16, 2011
Format: DVD
...even when you know you can't win. Two polar opposite sisters (the whore and the spinster) suddenly find themselves poor upon the death of their father. They discover they have a brother who takes 1/3. They move from Beverly Hills to East LA to live with their estranged aunt. The two sisters were excellently portrayed by Camille Bell and Alexa Vega who managed to shine through a predictable script with a weak plot and lack of character building. While attempting to break with the negative stereotypes of Latino-Americans it reenforces others.

The movie carries a message about the importance of family and is the perfect film for the teenage drama queen in your life. No nudity. No sex, although it shows Alexa waking up in bed with a man, no f-bombs. It might be fairer to the movie and Jane Austin to claim the film was inspired by her book rather than being based on it, I mean they did cut out the third sister, Margaret.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mara I. Patino-Sanchez on April 15, 2013
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It was kind of cheesy and predictable, but loved seeing all the hispanic actors in it. The two main female characters were bad and the make-up jobs HORRIBLE!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Angelina Frias on April 4, 2013
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I loved it. I can't believe I have never watched it before I saw it on Amazon. It was funny.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By USA on May 21, 2014
Format: DVD
I had high hopes when I saw the trailer for this film, but my hopes were not realized. This is a really poorly done film. I cannot believe it won any awards. It was basically a Mexican-American propaganda film. What else would you call it when one of the main characters states that of course he speaks Spanish - he lives in LA. The plot is beyond believable. Two girls are suddenly impoverished when their father drops dead of a heart attack. Unknown to them, he had been facing bankruptcy. At his funeral a brother the girls knew nothing about suddenly appears to claim his share of the inheritance. But there supposedly is none, remember? Yet they are allowed to keep the mansion they grew up in and everything in it. No creditor ever comes to take it away. But for some mysterious reason, the girls, who own 2/3 of the mansion and everything in it, foolishly sell it to their brother and end up penniless in the deal. Really stupid. They trounce off, penniless but owning a few expensive personal belongings to their poor aunt, who, even though she lives in LA, speaks virtually no English and who proceeds to sell everything of value the girls own and pocket the proceeds, in advance payment for their upkeep. There is a lot a mariachi music, which really sounds hokey and although there are some rough characters in the background, the poor Mexican part of town the girls end up in is mysteriously peopled by artists and various other good guys. Naturally, the girls end up alright in the end.
People say this movie was based on sense and sensitivity and if it was it just showed the poor judgement of the producer and directer. Sense took place in a time and place when women did not inherit, which is the fatal flaw in this plot, as these girls did inherit the major share of a mufti-million dollar mansion and everything in it. They never took their brother to court to fight out the apportioning of the inheritance.but simply handed it over to him without a fight.
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