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      Bella

      PG-13 Released Oct 26, 2007 1h 31m Drama List
      44% Tomatometer 66 Reviews 81% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings After Nina (Tammy Blanchard) is fired from her waitressing job for being late, she leans on the restaurant's chef, Jose (Eduardo Verástegui), 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Critics labeled Bella as a simplistic and mostly pedestrian, but positive word of mouth gave this tiny indie surprising theatrical legs.

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      Hank Sartin Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 18, 2011 Full Review Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard The film is nicely shot in New York and subtitled "One moment can change your life forever". There's not a moment here likely to change ours. Rated: 2/5 Oct 6, 2010 Full Review Daily Telegraph (UK) Rated: 1/5 Oct 2, 2010 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com On the strength of the performances alone, Bella garners a recommendation. Rated: 3.0/4.0 Sep 2, 2020 Full Review Debbie Lynn Elias Behind The Lens Shining its own special glow, BELLA is about family, friendship, tragedy, joy and the undeniable healing power of love and touches on the humanness and need in us all. Nov 6, 2019 Full Review Lucy Popescu CineVue What works well on television does not always translate well onto the big screen and, despite some arresting moments, for the most part I found Bella's cloying sentimentality a real turn-off. Rated: 3/5 Nov 5, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Shannara J Way too artsy for my taste and terribly boring at the same time. Half the movie, I was going, "Huh? What is happening and why?" The other half, I felt exasperated with the cliches of what a typical Mexican family looks like and the wooden acting of the main characters. Plus, I didn't get the end... why didn't he just marry the girl, which is what she TOLD him she wanted and needed in order to raise a child? Instead, he adopted her child and about 6-8 years later, by the looks of the kid, she comes back and goes, "Do you know who I am?" So she basically abandoned her daughter to "find herself"? 'Cause why? It's not like she had a stellar career to look forward to... and even if she did, it would send the completely wrong message, namely that it's more important to follow your selfish impulses than to mother your own child if you had the choice. Unfortunately, I was at a friend's movie night watching this, so I couldn't just turn it off or walk out—which I definitely would've done if it had been up to me. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 10/22/23 Full Review Christina B perfect. it evokes emotions so powerfully Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/30/23 Full Review James D It was nice to watch a movie that was completely free of profanities and obscenities. The movie kept me guessing as to the outcome and by the end I could see how clever the director and writers were. Very good acting and as a Latino it was great to see Hispanics in a good light for a change. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 08/10/23 Full Review Berto P Wow! - what a little gem of a movie. Great acting, music, characters, and emotion. A feel good movie that you won't forget! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/06/23 Full Review Claire B Well woven story of true circumstances for everyday Americans. The cinematography is excellent. The plot realistic without being too schmaltzy. Leaves you hanging too. Well done! I'll see it again! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/13/23 Full Review Alberto Lynch A It is an amazing and simple movie that expose the reality of abortion industry and that there are always another ways to resolve unwanted pregnancies. I wish some day, abortion will be illegal again in every single part of this world. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After Nina (Tammy Blanchard) is fired from her waitressing job for being late, she leans on the restaurant's chef, Jose (Eduardo Verástegui), 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.
      Director
      Alejandro Gómez Monteverde
      Producer
      Alejandro Monteverde, Denise Pinckley, Leo Severino, Eduardo Verástegui, Sean Wolfington
      Screenwriter
      Alejandro Gómez Monteverde, Patrick Million, Leo Severino
      Distributor
      Roadside Attractions
      Production Co
      Mpower Pictures, Metanoia Films, Burnside Entertainment , Bella Production, The One Media
      Rating
      PG-13 (Thematic Elements|Brief Disturbing Images)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 26, 2007, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 7, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $8.1M
      Runtime
      1h 31m
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