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Love For Rent (2006)

Ken Marino , Nora Dunn , Shane Edelman  |  R |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ken Marino, Nora Dunn, Angie Cepeda, Martita Roca, Jim Piddock
  • Directors: Shane Edelman
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: Unknown
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FUTV4Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #214,171 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Love For Rent" on IMDb

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Love For Rent (DVD)

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pleasantly refreshing... August 14, 2007
*Love for Rent* (aka Amor en Alquiler) was a pleasant watch as it was different from others. Just when you thought that things couldn't go more wrong, it spirals abyssmally for Sofia.

Sofia is a Columbian who is residing in America and studying law. In order to do this, she had to illegally marry a man to get her green card. Her cousin, Monica, has done the same thing except that she wants to be a singer.

Being a unreasonable jerk, Sofia's husband has stolen all of her possession, including her school books, closed their accounts and has done everything else possible. Sofia cannot report him to the police because she risks deportation. To top it off, her neighbor's foster son finds her hidden apartment key and steals her donuts. It seems trivial but it was enough to send Sofia crying and screaming herself to sleep.

Monica and her husband take Sofia on a night out to get her mind off of her streak of bad luck. Afterwards, on their way home, they meet a well-off couple who has flagged them for their car troubles. However, miscommunication ensues and both are without a car. In the midst of this, the couple asks Sofia to be their surrogate for $50,000.

Nearing divorce with an inevitable loss of a green card and broke, Sofia agrees to be a surrogate. However, while surrogating, she meets a young handsome doctor, Neil. In addition, she bonds with the neighbor's foster kid, Max.

For a while, things go smoothly. However, things go wrong with Neil and with Max. To top it off, she goes into labor. Will love be able to withstand miscommunication or save someone?

I liked *Love for Rent* because it portrayed how Latinos worked themselves to the bone trying to stay in the land of opportunity and freedom.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable and Refreshing January 16, 2007
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This movie went unpublicized and I'm so glad I stumbled upon it. It's amazing how well this woman handled the events in her life. I enjoyed the story and all of the characters. I watch it over and over when in need of a light-hearted feel-good movie.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little movie June 12, 2007
Picked up this movie at my local Dvd rental Store and it was pleasantly surprised. Great little movie A++++++++++++++
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bueno April 7, 2009
Me parece buena, bastante romantica y sobre todo muestra un poco lo que sucede en la vida de un inmigrante que trata de salir adelante y como en los cuentos de hadas con un bonito final. Si me gusto.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, sad, emotional. A beautiful film. December 22, 2009
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This was an intelligent film that was also sad, funny and emotional. Angie Cepeda gives a very moving and sincere performance as Sofia, a Colombian immigrant who is going to college and trying to get her life together. By chance she meets a young doctor who is attracted to her. Soon, she realizes that she likes him too. At the same time she finds herself falling in love with her neighbor's young foster child, played by the irresistably adorable Max Burkholder. But much to her dismay both of these relationships start to fall apart because of factors beyond her control. She finds herself struggling just to get through each day. But somehow she finds the courage to keep going. She begins to wonder if things will ever work out for her. I don't want to give away too much here, but this movie had an ending that flooded my eyes with tears. In short, if you like meaningful romantic comedies with genuine emotion, then please, find this movie and watch it. And don't forget to have a box of tissues handy.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A little Known Gem January 13, 2010
This is a beautiful story about love and survival. It is well acted and the story unfolds with its own steady logic, and a few surprises. This is a love story but not a comedy. It is not a tragedy either. For the price you could not possibly do better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars baby come back November 26, 2013
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Love this movie, love the story, love Angie, her cousin, the doctor and max. My bf saw this and cried lol what a wimp
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Great movie. I could watch it now actually, probably one of the best movies I've ever seen, glad I bought it, I've ,are many a person watch it, no ones hated it yet.
Published 16 months ago by Chelsea
2.0 out of 5 stars No es nada especial
This is one of the most cloying Cinderella stories I've seen in a long time. There are the stereotypical latina characters: beautiful, smart, sassy, passionate, volatile, and just... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Steven Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, love it!
This is a great movie! I saw it on tv and kept trying to find it again but never could so I decided to try and buy it, it is that good. Read more
Published on May 11, 2012 by Becky
5.0 out of 5 stars Suprising & heartwarming!!
I cannot say enough about how great this movie is. I had never heard of Angie Cepeda before. Not only is she breathtakingly beautiful, but she is also a wonderful actress. Read more
Published on August 24, 2011 by jamo5866
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie review
We purchased this movie and were satisfied with it. It told a good story and we will enjoy showing it to others.
Published on September 26, 2010 by Lawrence W. Phelps
5.0 out of 5 stars Is a excellent material for teaching
I am a slightly obsessive teacher with the quality of my lessons and because of it I bought these movies because they allow him(her) to offer to the student a moment of amusement... Read more
Published on January 21, 2010 by Caroline Torres
1.0 out of 5 stars Think about it.
This movie was linked to from the website of some little known singer Martita Roca. Problem is she is a member of the cult Growing in Grace,whose leader recently pro-claimed he was... Read more
Published on February 25, 2007 by Andrea McPherson
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