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  • Summary: It's 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. Mary has become so "90210" she refuses to admit she is of Mexican decent. When dad suddenly passes away,It's 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. Mary has become so "90210" she refuses to admit she is of Mexican decent. When 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 modest but lively home in the Latino-centric Boyle Heights neighborhood of East LA. They are terrified to leave their world of privilege; neither Nora nor Mary speak Spanish or have ever had to take on actual responsibility. The girls gradually adapt to their new environment; their BMW and Prius are traded for the public bus and a used car. As they embrace the culture that for so long they refused to accept, they both discover romance, the true meaning of family, and they learn that the life of PRADA actually means NADA without love, family and community. (Lionsgate)

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  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Jan 28, 2011
    60
    Based loosely and playfully on Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," From Prada to Nada is a predictable but pleasant comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Jan 28, 2011
    50
    Angel Gracia, whose career has been in European music videos and commercials, imbues his feature directing debut with a televisionlike crispness and disposability.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Feb 3, 2011
    50
    The regrettably titled From Prada to Nada has more in common with a slapped-together TV movie than a timeless comedy of manners.
  4. Reviewed by: Alonso Duralde
    Jan 28, 2011
    40
    Sells itself as a traditional Hollywood riches-to-rags comedy -- overdressed brat gets taken down a peg, falls in love with a hunky prole, and learns that love is more important than shoes...So why is Hollywood returning the favor by making such dreadful movies for Latino audiences?
  5. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Feb 3, 2011
    40
    While this is no "Clueless," to be sure, it's also, thankfully, no "Born in East L.A."
  6. 40
    From Prada to Nada might appeal to tweens but word of mouth won't be nearly as strong as Austen's parlor gossip.
  7. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jan 29, 2011
    30
    Features sitcom-style stock characters and situations, not to mention the sort of ethnic stereotypes to be found in TV ads for fast-food Mexican restaurant chains.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Jul 28, 2014
    6
    Seyrederken arada bir Türk filmi izliyormuşum hissine kapılsam da çok şey vaat etmeden keyifli bir 2 saat geçirmenizi sağlayan film.İçindeSeyrederken arada bir Türk filmi izliyormuşum hissine kapılsam da çok şey vaat etmeden keyifli bir 2 saat geçirmenizi sağlayan film.İçinde birçok klişe barındırmasına rağmen bunu nasıl başardığı da işin çözümlenemeyen kısmı olsa gerek. Expand
  2. Apr 10, 2012
    5
    Ok, the movie can be bad, but have some good moments, in some parts is funny, the performance of Adriana Barraza and Camilla Belle are good.Ok, the movie can be bad, but have some good moments, in some parts is funny, the performance of Adriana Barraza and Camilla Belle are good. The movie have some moments, is not completely bad. Expand
  3. Jan 31, 2011
    2
    Every now and then I'm in the mood to watch a piece of fluff, and occasionally get surprised because the movie turns out to be pretty good.Every now and then I'm in the mood to watch a piece of fluff, and occasionally get surprised because the movie turns out to be pretty good. Not this time! My friend wanted to leave during the agonizing first half, but we stayed to the bitter end (I never leave any movie that I shell out bucks to see). The first half is as bad as it gets and you wonder to yourself how a movie like this even gets the green light from a studio to be released. The movie does pick up in the second half, however it is still totally predictable and unoriginal. You have to blame the script writers for this stinker - the actors can only do so much with bad dialogue. Expand
  4. Jan 30, 2011
    0
    Read Screen Daily's review and can say without even watching this film. This isn't Bronte for Latino's. I am Latino, and would not watch suchRead Screen Daily's review and can say without even watching this film. This isn't Bronte for Latino's. I am Latino, and would not watch such a cheesy, low budget version of Sense and Sensibility for the world. Not even for a green card [insert joke]. @cinemaquote Expand

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