From Prada to Nada

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In theatres:
  • February 11, 2011
On DVD: May 3, 2011
Running time: 1h 47m
Genre: Comedy, Drama

A modern twist on Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," FROM PRADA TO NADA is 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 "90210" she refuses to admit she is of Mexican descent. When dad suddenly passes away, their posh lives are turned upside down. They discover they have been left penniless and are forced to move into their estranged aunt Aurelia's (Adriana Barraza) modest but lively home in the Latino-centric Boyle Heights neighborhood of East LA. They are terrified to leave their world of privilege; neither Nora nor Mary speak Spanish or have ever had to take on actual responsibility.

The girls gradually adapt to their new environment; their BMW and Prius are traded for the public bus and a used car. As they embrace the culture that for so long they refused to accept, they both discover romance, the true meaning of family, and they learn that the life of PRADA actually means NADA without love, family and community.

Director: Angel Gracia
Studio: Maple Pictures
Producer(s): Gigi Pritzker, Gary Gilbert, Lisa Ellzey, Linda McDonough, Rossana Arau
Cast: Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Wilmer Valderrama, Nicholas D'Agosto, Adriana Barraza, Kuno Becker
Writer(s): Fina Torres, Luis Alfaro, Craig Fernandez
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