From Prada to Nada (2011)



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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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for brief drug use and a sexual situation)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Luis Alfaro, Fina Torres, Craig Fernandez
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 3, 2012
Box Office: $3.0M
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Critic Reviews for From Prada to Nada

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (10)

It's just predictable rom-com fare in need of a lot more spice.

Full Review… | February 11, 2011
Globe and Mail
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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.

Full Review… | February 10, 2011
Toronto Star
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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.

Full Review… | February 2, 2011
Time Out
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There's something crassly disingenuous about the movie's blatant demographic pandering (hooray for immigration-panic jokes!) and half-a--ed condemnation of gluttony.

Full Review… | January 31, 2011
Village Voice
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Simply put, From Prada To Nada is Sense And Sensibility For Dummies, as set in modern-day Los Angeles.

Full Review… | January 31, 2011
AV Club
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The regrettably titled From Prada to Nada has more in common with a slapped-together TV movie than a timeless comedy of manners.

Full Review… | January 31, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for From Prada to Nada

Cast: Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Wilmer Valderrama, Nicholas D'Agosto, April Bowlby, Kuno Becker, Adriana Barraza, Pablo Cruz, Karla Souza, Alexis Ayala

Director: Angel Gracia

Summary: Two Latina sisters accustomed to luxury and high style become penniless when their father dies, forcing them to move in with working class relatives, in this spirited comedy loosely based on Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility."

My Thoughts: "I liked the movie. It was just a light dramedy that had some likeable characters. Well likeable by the end, the beginning, not so much. It took some time to warm up to the characters but when I did I didn't hate them. The acting was good by most. But this is one of the better straight to DVD dramedies out these days. Good job by Alexa Vega. Camilla Belle was just lifeless in this role, but you can't blame her for it was the character that made her such a bore. But not a bad film. Even Wilmer Valderrama did a good job in his supporting role. Just a flick that would be good to watch on a long rainy day."


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I thought that this was cute. And when did Wilmer Valderrama grow up to be such a hottie? hmmmm. Anyway, not the best, but definitely enjoyable enough.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

I was expecting this film to be funny with a little bit of drama; it was actually drama with a little bit of comedy. It was not as silly as advertised. However it does dive into Mexican culture, but adds some predictable romantic twists.
It was well acted with Wilmer Valderrama fitting nicely into this film. Overall it was not what I expected, but a solid film. If you love Mexican culture then this is a must-see.

Gregory Dark

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