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From Prada to Nada

From Prada to Nada

From Prada to Nada

 

This was in the discount bin at JBHIFI and I definitely thought it was worth buying.

It is a modern retelling of Sense and Sensibility. This is from Wikipedia …

From Prada to Nada is an American romantic comedy film directed by Angel Garcia and produced by Gary Gilbert, Linda McDonough, Gigi Pritzker and Chris Ranta. The plot was conceived from Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.[2] The screen play was adapted by Luis Alfaro, Craig Fernandez and Fina Torres to be a Latino version of the English novel, where two spoiled sisters who have been left penniless after their father’s sudden death are forced to move in with their estranged aunt in East Los Angeles.

 I enjoyed it – it is light and entertaining (focussing on the romantic aspects of Austen). I didn’t find the romance between Edward and Nora (the Elinor character) to be very convincing – she had a ten year plan and was focused on her career because she felt (after both her parents had died) that was all she could count on and so rejected Edward’s advances (the Lucy character comes later).  The Mary (Marianne character) was probably handled a bit better – although Mary herself is an idle snob. The setting worked well – Beverley Hills to East LA is as big a shift as Norland to Barton Cottage.

It is probably not as good as Clueless (a modern retelling of Emma), but worth watching if you come across it while renting a DVD of perusing the TV Guide (i.e. don’t buy it).

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