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Thank you for checking out my movie review archive. I'm in the process of transitioning to something else, so I will no longer post new reviews to this blog. In the meantime, I will keep these reviews archived; these are from the fall of 2008 to April 2011. Please watch this blog for more info and keep in touch (you can still find me on Facebook and Twitter). Here's to more great movies!

Wes Singleton

North Texas Film Critics Association

Friday, January 28, 2011

From Prada to Nada - D

Rated PG-13 for brief drug use and a sexual situation, 107 minutes

There's nada worth seeing in the Latina comedy "From Prada to Nada"

At least there's nothing good worth seeing in "From Prada to Nada," a Latina version of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" yet Austen would turn over in her grave if she knew what her story was turned into. Starring Camilla Belle and Alexa Vega as two wealthy Beverly Hills sisters who are forced to give up their lifestyle when their father suddenly passes away. They must trek across town to live with their Aunt (fine Oscar-nominated character actress Adrianna Barraza woefully slumming it here) in East L.A. Austen's story, played as an Elle Woods-fish-out-of-water story, is cheap, offensive and plays to Latina stereotypes in the worst way, and how many times must we hear "Cielito Lindo." Belle and especially Vega (who you may remember as the little girl from the "Spy Kids" films) are shrill, unfunny and play it out like an Latina version of "Hannah Montana," minus any comedy. Forgettable, stale as a three-day old corn tortilla, this one (obviously geared toward the tween set) lacks any spunk, spark or spice. Stay away.