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Release Date: October 26th, 2007

DVD Release Date: May 6th, 2008

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

Production Co: Metanoia Films

Distributors: Roadside Attractions

Keywords: Family, Mother, Emotional, House, Friendship, New York City, Transformation, Father, 2000s, Rise

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Cynics need not apply, but I found Bella a real heart tugger. show more

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