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.