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From Prada to Nada (2011)

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Average Rating: 4.5/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 8

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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

PG-13,

Drama, Romance, Comedy

Jan 3, 2012

$3.0M

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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (15)

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

February 11, 2011 Full Review Source: 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.

February 10, 2011 Full Review Source: 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.

February 2, 2011 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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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.

January 31, 2011 Full Review Source: 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.

January 31, 2011 Full Review Source: 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.

January 31, 2011 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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a predictable film that could have benefited from a little more thought and perhaps less reliance on clichés.

September 1, 2011 Full Review Source: The National
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There is nothing new in this film at all.

May 13, 2011 Full Review Source: Movies.com
Movies.com

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.

May 9, 2011 Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com
BrianOrndorf.com

It's smarter than you think it's going to be based on its idiotic title and, more importantly, consistently gets by on its good-natured and warm-hearted charms.

April 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Movies.com | Comment (1)
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... a bit awkward and self-conscious.

February 11, 2011 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Hear that funny swooshing noise? That's the sound of Jane Austen spinning in her grave over From Prada To Nada.

February 11, 2011 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

While this is no Clueless, to be sure, it's also, thankfully, no Born in East L.A.

February 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Jane Austen update with Latino twist offers laughs, romance.

February 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

This romantic comedy suffers from a pervasive sitcom-level sense of humor and spotty performances.

January 30, 2011 Full Review Source: Screen International
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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."
January 23, 2012
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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.
August 12, 2011
itsjustme2004

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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.
July 16, 2011
solesoulsorrow

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Forgettable.
June 21, 2011
Raajay

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