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PG-13| 1 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
After Nina (Tammy Blanchard) is fired from her waitressing job for being late, she leans on the restaurant's chef, Jose (Eduardo Verastegui), for support. Though they don't know each other very well, Nina confides in Jose that she is pregnant and considering an abortion. Understanding that Nina is going through a tough time, Jose invites her to his home. They spend the day together and tell each other their most painful secrets, and what Nina learns about Jose changes her life forever.

Cast: Eduardo Verastegui , Tammy Blanchard , Manny Perez , Angélica Aragón , Jaime Tirelli , Ali Landry , Ramon Rodriguez , Lukas Behnken

Director: Alejandro Gomez-Monteverde

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

Bella (2006)

Release Date: October 26th, 2007|1 hr. 31 min.

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critic reviews ( 18 )
fan reviews ( 117 )
  • A tearjerker that earns its sobs with heartfelt emotions. show more

  • What are you going to do when your lead actress offers a performance that's as unlikable as the woman she's portraying? Maybe it's the script (flimsy, formulaic), or filmmaker Alejandro Gomez Monteverde's conspicuous direction, but Tammy Blanchard's Nina, a waitress with a dour disposition and an unwanted pregnancy, pretty much sucks the life out of this well-meaning melodrama. show more

  • The movie is a little more lightweight than the usual People's Choice Award winner at Toronto, but why not? It was the best-liked film at the 2006 festival, and I can understand that. show more

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  • September 20, 2009 eliztrs3
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    Great movie! Its uplifting message remains in the heart and mind of the viewer forever. It inspires, it doesn't degrade as so many films. There is an overall encouraged, strengthened emanating feel from this movie. We need movies that present this tone as opposed to depression, hatred, destruction, and misery.

  • April 09, 2009 wckeep
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    A story that touched my inner essence from the moment it began. It captured all the human emotions that we are capable of feeling at one time or another. The dialogue was brief because the silence between the two main characters said more than dialogue could. Bravo to the wrirer and director.

  • March 14, 2009 lIl mOrAsSo 2 3
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    This film touched me! It is such an amazing story and shows everyone how fragile life really is!

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