Bella

Bella

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The story follows former soccer pro Jose (Mexican star Eduardo Verastegui with a sweet beard) – chef at a nice, Manhattan-based Mexican restaurant – and Nina (Tammy Blanchard), a waitress at the same restaurant. Having just learnt she’s pregnant, Nina arrives late to work and is fired. Jose impulsively ups and leaves his own post, and follows Nina. The two lost souls spend the day together around the city, talking and meeting people. Inspired by a true story, and proclaiming to "celebrate life, love, family, and relationships", Bella shows this one day in New York City and how it changed Joes & Nina’s lives forever.

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Bella | Awards

Award Winner
Toronto Film Festival 2007 - Audience Award winner.

Bella | Reviews

Village Voice

Village Voice

Manages to be utterly predictable without making any sense at all...

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Variety

Variety

Mexican-born helmer Alejandro Monteverde's debut will be remembered as a curious case of a mediocre film that wows crowds...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

If Bella (the title doesn’t make sense until the last scene) is a mediocre cup of mush, the response to it suggests how desperate some people are for an urban fairy tale with a happy ending, no matter how ludicrous...

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A tearjerker that earns its sobs with heartfelt emotions...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

The 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...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Certainly a sweet, life-affirming picture, but it's just not authentic or captivating enough to justify its wildly concocted scenario...

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Bella | Release Details

Bella is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV.