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From Prada to Nada

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Jane Austen update with Latino twist offers laughs, romance.

Movie PG-13 2011 107 minutes
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i loved it but to old for young kids.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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The movie offers a unique version of the Austen classic Sense and Sensibility. It effectively draws on the contrasts between the upscale neighborhood of Beverly Hills and East Los Angeles' prominent Mexican-American community as a way to illustrate class distinctions. But the poignant loss of the sisters' father and the discovery of a new brother gets a little lost in the narrative about the young women losing their material wealth.

There's also some stereotyping here, and the clash of the two cultures can often feel predictable and formulaic, which results in jokes that are only mildly funny. But it's clear that overall the movie seeks to celebrate the beauty and richness of America's Mexican heritage and offers this message within the context of family and love.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: January 28, 2011
  • On DVD or streaming: May 3, 2011
  • Cast: Alexa Vega , Camilla Belle , Wilmer Valderrama
  • Director: Angel Garcia
  • Inclusion Information: Latino actors
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 107 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: brief drug use and a sexual situation
  • Last updated: November 22, 2023

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