Sunday, January 30, 2011

From Prada to Nada: In Lala Land

Two sisters, who are as different as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, are left without a home when their father suddenly passes away.
Sound familiar?
If you answered "yes," you've probably read Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility," or seen one of the wonderful movies based on the book, which celebrates its 200th birthday this year.
"From Prada to Nada" is a sweet, unsophisticated update of the story. The movie takes the girls from Beverly Hills to East L.A., a cultural journey that rocks their world. The sisters are Mexican Americans who rediscover their heritage after moving in with their Aunt. Of course love interests turn up in the form of cads and gentlemen in disguise.
Caution: If ever there was a chick flick, this is it, and one for chicklets at that.
Movie Slut Rating: Four lipsticks out of five.

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