“From Prada to Nada” gives same old, same old feel

Arianna Smith

“From Prada to nada” was a very touching movie, however, the plot lacked imagination, following the same old rules with the same old outcome.

It seems that Hollywood has run out of ideas and is barely getting through by shoving famous household names to get us to the theater, but they do get credit for one thing; this time they took stars who we haven’t seen for a few years now and put them on the payroll.

“From Prada to Nada” is a touching story starring Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega (Spy Kids trilogy), and Wilmer Valderrama (That 70’s Show).

The reverse Cinderella story follows Mary and Nora Dominguez (Vega and Belle) as they move from posh Beverly Hills to dilapidated East Los Angeles following the death of their father, which leaves them penniless.

They meet friend of the family and neighbor Bruno across the street, played by Valderrama.

Like all movies today, they learn some lessons and after a hard tragedy they are humbled, resulting in a happy ending.

Before the movie ended, people were pretty much able to figure out what the outcome was going to be.

Hollywood’s tiring plot lines are really over-used and it leaves one wondering when the next generation of screenwriters will come and save us from this state of redundancy. 

On the other hand the movie was cute. This time, instead of an all-American-looking blonde happy rich family, it showed another side of the spectrum.

The girls were Mexican-Americans who were ashamed of their heritage and spent no time trying to learn about their culture.

The movie didn’t portray East Los Angeles how some might perceive it, as violent and unsafe, but focused on the close knit family aspect of it.

One of the great things about the movie was that it managed to make East Los Angeles look pretty appealing. The set design was amazing and the houses were very colorful.

Overall the movie was fairly good,but if you want to see it again all you have to do is just watch any other romantic comedy; it is most likely that it’ll have the same plot.