Bella

One Person Can Change Your Life Forever


Bella
A young woman, working as a waitress for a demanding boss, finds out that she's pregnant. The father is no longer in her life. To make matters worse, she gets to work late, and is fired. The owner's brother, a chef, takes pity on her, and decides to spend the day with her, just to make sure she's okay. As the day progresses we get to know them as they get to know each other, and they help each other deal with the baggage in their lives. The film won the People's Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival.

92 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Eduardo Verástegui, Tammy Blanchard, Manny Perez, Ali Landry, Angélica Aragón, Jaime Tirelli, Ramon Rodriguez
Director
Alejandro Gomez Monteverde
ScreenplayAlejandro Gomez Monteverde, Patrick Million, Leo Severino
MusicStephan Altman
CinematographyAndrew Cadelago
EditingJoseph Gutowski, Fernando Villena
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2006
Produced byMetanoia Films, Bella Production, Mpower Pictures, The One Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexMild references
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsPoignant, ultimately positive drama with some themes that might need parental guidance and assurance for younger viewers.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
0
Alcohol / Drugs
2
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer
5
Die Burger
Mariana Malan
10
Cape Times
Tasha Robinson
5
iAfrica.com
Rebekah Kendal
10
24.com
Natalie Sineke
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconhe movie is a little more lightweight than the usual People's Choice Award winner at Toronto, but why not? It was the best-liked film at the 2006 festival, and I can understand that.
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconHow viewers respond to this mawkish indie hit may have everything to do with their feelings about the family values it not-so-subtly espouses.
5
ScreenIt
quote iconWhile some cynics might not buy into it or will criticize the simple story, there are enough heartwarming and surprisingly emotional moments (the last scene is a killer, prepare to be choked up, albeit in the good way), to make Bella a winning little picture.
12
Metacritic.com
18 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
57 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconCritics labeled Bella as a simplistic and mostly pedestrian, but positive word of mouth gave this tiny indie surprising theatrical legs.
9

What the People say

Internet
3893 Netizens quote iconBeautiful!
15

Average .. 50%

10

Trailer






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