A whimsical fish-out-of-water story of two spoiled sisters: Nora, a law student, and Mary, an undergrad party girl, living with their father in a luxurious mansion in Beverly Hills. When their Dad suddenly passes away, their posh lives are turned upside down. They discover they have been left penniless and are forced to move ...more
A whimsical fish-out-of-water story of two spoiled sisters: Nora, a law student, and Mary, an undergrad party girl, living with their father in a luxurious mansion in Beverly Hills. When their 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 home in the Latino-centric Boyle Heights neighborhood of East LA. This is when the girls learn a new meaning of life. less
“The lesser you expect, the more you'll enjoy this chick flick. Maybe a one time watch.”
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Well guys and girls, if you are too busy catching up the World Cup Cricket 2011 matches, then you need not worry because 'From Prada to Nada' is a film that you can very easily give a miss! 'From Prada to Nada' is a modern day chick-flick based on Jane Austin's best selling novel 'Sense And Sensibility'. However, this flick consists of neither the sense nor the sensibility, which is expected from a film based on such a well written story.
'From Prada to Nada' is a rich to rags journey of a pair of spoiled 'sis'lings- Nora (Camilla Belle) and Mary (Alexa Vega) who are forced to bid goodbye to their Beverly Hills Mansion and start a new life in a loud, lower class environment as they move in with their financially weak Aunt (Adriana Barraza). The film commences with the sudden demise of Nora and Mary's father, which leaves them completely gobsmacked as they realize that they have no money or property left because of their father's debts. After that follows the journey of their trials and tribulations which actually connects them to their original roots and makes them stronger and better individuals.
The film takes off with a bang but falls flat immediately after that. The first half is slow and fails to grapple even a bit of your attention. Surprisingly, the second half is better. But by then, you either lose interest from the film or somehow start predicting what is going to happen next! Angel Gracia has gone completely wrong with the direction and execution of such a promising story by Jane Austin. The only breathers in this otherwise drab film are the romantic elements in Nora and Mary's life i.e. Edward (Nicholas D'Agosto) and Bruno (Valderrama). They are exceptionally charming and help in adding a little color to this shoddily painted canvas.
For all the girls out there, if you think 'From Prada to Nada' is as breezy, as classy and as sassy as 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' and 'Devil Wears Prada' then, you will be highly disappointed! However, a handful of chick jokes, a collection of breathtaking designer wears and some tub-thumping popular tunes, somehow makes it worthy of a one time watch!
GO FOR IT: 1) If you are a bunch bubble-gum chewing teenage girls! 2) If you are fond of any kind of chick-flicks. (Even the worst of them!)
IGNORE IT: 1) If you had enjoyed reading 'Sense And Sensibility'. 2) If you don't want to waste your money.