Wednesday, June 11, 2008

"Bella"

 I recently watched a film recommended to me, entitled "Bella," that I really enjoyed. It was a bit hard to understand at first, and it helped a lot to have someone who had already seen it explain that there was a flashback here or there. The movie starts with a man who has a flashback with more flashbacks in it.. and a flash forward. Once you understand that it is easier to connect the dots!

The main character was a fellow who was headed for great success and wealth in his career, but an accident changes that all and will haunt him the rest of his life. This story is about how he finds a way to heal his past and help others...specifically a woman named Nina who is realizing a huge change in her own life.

Despite the rather serious sounding theme, it was quite an enjoyable film, and there was much happiness in it. The positive portrayal of a Puerto Rican/Mexican family, with their love and warmth, was one of the best parts of the film.

Be sure to also watch the behind-the-scenes extra on the dvd.

Warning #1: This is not for little children. There is nothing "bad" in it, but there is a traumatic accident with a death and the film deals with the issue of abortion.
Warning #2: This movie may make you hungry. There was a lot of cooking going on!
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