Friday, January 28, 2011
FILM REVIEW: Camilla Belle & Alexa Vega's "From Prada to Nada"
Still, the film had its flaws:
1) Belle as a Mexican? Why? Is there a drought in California? Could they not find another Hispanic actress to play the second sister? I could name three B-list actresses off the top of my head: Aimee Garcia ("Off the Map"), Anjelah N. Johnson (Our Family Wedding), and Francia Raisa ("Secret Life of an American Teenager"). Bam! Fail!
3) There was a plaque in the doorway of her aunt's house that was in English. English. 90% of the people that went through that house barely spoke English when they entered, why would she own anything with English words on it?
4) Belle was horrible at pretending to be drunk. The only thing she did worst was pretending to be a virgin...
5) On what planet is Camilla Belle unattractive or homely, because she owns glasses and dresses like a librarian. Ugly duckling she aint. And that "transformational" dress that gave her the confidence to say how she felt was uglier than she was pretending to be.
6) And do I even have to address the insanity of the critically acclaimed Adriana Barraza (Babel) being in this film?
Final Verdict: As a half-Hispanic woman, I appreciate when there are films created for my demographic. This may not have been the best they could've offered, but at least it wasn't offensive and stereotypical like Our Family Wedding.