From Prada to Nada (2011)
Average Rating: 4.2/10
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Average Rating: 4.7/10
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Average Rating: 3/5
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From Prada to Nada is a modern twist on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, is a new romantic comedy starring Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Wilmer Valderrama, with Kuno Becker and Academy Award (R) nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel, Actress in a Supporting Role, 2006). It's a whimsical fish-out-of-water story of two spoiled sisters: Nora (Camilla Belle), a law student, and Mary (Alexa Vega), an undergrad party girl, living with their father in a luxurious mansion in Beverly Hills. Mary has become so
Jan 28, 2011 Wide
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The broad humour and cultural caricatures in the film's opening moments will be especially dispiriting to any English literature professors in the audience.
If the effort to shoehorn Austen's social commentary into a modern context sometimes seems nonsensical or forced, the actors-especially now-grown Spy Kid Vega-have charm to spare.
There's something crassly disingenuous about the movie's blatant demographic pandering (hooray for immigration-panic jokes!) and half-a--ed condemnation of gluttony.
The regrettably titled From Prada to Nada has more in common with a slapped-together TV movie than a timeless comedy of manners.
As modern updates of classic Jane Austen novels go, From Prada to Nada is no Clueless.
a predictable film that could have benefited from a little more thought and perhaps less reliance on clichés.
I'd hate to learn the producers struggled to amp the ethnicity of the actresses when that precious time clearly should've been devoted to reworking a wheezy, clumsy script.
Hear that funny swooshing noise? That's the sound of Jane Austen spinning in her grave over From Prada To Nada.
While this is no Clueless, to be sure, it's also, thankfully, no Born in East L.A.
Simply put, From Prada To Nada is Sense And Sensibility For Dummies, as set in modern-day Los Angeles.
Audience Reviews for From Prada to Nada
- Bruno: You know sometimes you play a game, even when you know you're gonna lose.
- Nora Dominguez: Or sometimes you leave a game, even when you know you can win.
- Mary Dominguez: Poor people only eat carbs.
- Mary Dominguez: I don't wake up before ten.
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