Starring: Eduardo Verastegui, Tammy Blanchard
A motion picture masterpiece, "Bella" became the #1-rated movie of 2007 and is one of the most honored films of the year – winning the highly coveted People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival, Best Picture and Best Actor at the 2008 MovieGuide Awards and the prestigious Legacy Award from the Smithsonian Institute's Latino Center. "Bella" is a powerful, moving and utterly unique story that will lift your spirits and capture your heart.
An international soccer star (Eduardo Verastegui) is on his way to sign a multimillion dollar contract when a series of events unfolds that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress (Tammy Blanchard), struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that she's unprepared for. In one irreversible moment, their lives are turned upside down – until a simple gesture of kindness brings them both together, turning an ordinary day into an unforgettable experience.
Amazon.com:"Life is a complicated journey in which right and wrong are sometimes indistinct and where the things that really matter are often unclear. Bella is a powerful, leisurely-paced film in which Jose (Eduardo Verastegui) and Nina (Tammy Blanchard) struggle to do what's right while seeking meaning in their lives. A quiet, brooding man with a dark past, Jose works as a chef in his brother Manny's (Manny Perez) restaurant where he mostly keeps to himself until young waitress Nina is fired. Touched by Manny's unfair treatment of Nina, Jose impulsively leaves work to follow Nina and spends a day with her where he discovers that she is pregnant and alone. The two become incredibly close in the space of a day, sharing their pasts, feelings and fears, and a lasting friendship is born. As Nina struggles with her pregnancy options and Jose comes to terms with a horrific incident from his past, the pair's newfound friendship aids in growth and healing. In the end, Jose and Nina's lives become permanently intertwined in a most beautiful and unexpected way. Bella is a moving, introspective film that will inspire serious personal reflection." - Tami Horiuchi
- Rated: PG-13
- Region: Region 1 (USA, Canada)
- Languages: English
- Subtitles: English, Spanish
- Format: Wide Screen
- Bonus Material: Audio commentary with the director, behind the scenes featurette, behind the journey of distribution
- Time: 91 minutes
- Release: 2006
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