Skip to comments.Is Movie "Bella" Playing locally [Release Date Oct 26, 2007]
Posted on 10/12/2007 5:48:51 AM PDT by topher
Director: Alejandro Gomez Monteverde
Writers: Alejandro Gomez Monteverde and Patrick Million
Release Date: 26 October 2007 (USA) more view trailer
Genre: Drama Tagline: One Person Can Change Your Life Forever more Plot Outline: Sooner or later every one of us will face an irreversible moment that will change our lives forever. If it hasn't happened to you yet...it will. BELLA is a true love story about how one day in New York City changed three people forever. more
Awards: 2 wins more
User Comments: There is hope for Hollywood
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There has been a problem in the past that good, wholesome family movies have not been played around the country -- only really bad Hollywood junk.
I think Bella is worth trying to push.
One possible way is to get conservative commentators to talk about this movie -- Michelle Malkin, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, etc.
On the website http://www.movies.com
Check out the adopt a theater link...
Disney's "The Game Plan" is No. 1 again last weekend, blowing everyone else out of the water. Clean movies sell, when will H'wood learn.
Bella is an awesome movie. I have been helping some of the promoters and have had the privilege of seeing it about a dozen times and each time I am emotional.
If anyone is interested in making sure this movie plays in your area, please let me know via freepmail and I can share some strategies with you.
In terms of social issues, do you think that material in the movie is something for presidential debates (given this is about working class people with very little income)?
It definitely brings out the prolife message, but what of other social issues?
There are movies liberals are trying to release strategically about Iraq to damage conservative candidates in 2008, as an example.
I am not saying that, but if people see the movie, then it might be discussed by the presidential candidates in debate (which I would consider worthwhile, especially the prolife issues).
[The website has the Adopt a Theater webpage about this -- maybe you can elaborate in this thread...]
Thank you for posting that. The preview looked really good.
I had the privilege of seeing this movie at a special viewing last week. It is an EXCELLENT movie with several very important life lessons. It is not an anti-abortion movie but is an excellent pro-life movie. Every teenager should see this movie.
The MOST moving part was the testimony given by the lead actor in a short clip shown following the movie. That had a bigger impact to me than the movie.
Go see it, and make sure you take your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews.
It’s not playing in this area...yet
I know one of the candidates has seen this film and was extremely impressed both by the film quality as well as the message. He was already 100% pro-life but seeing the film even if you are pro-life is a moving event.
Social issues should always be considered in the debates the question is how. I am not sure the intent was to give the impression these were working class people with little income.
Jose (Eduardo) is a chef yes, but his family is not portrayed as poor. .
Nina was a waitress and poor from a broken family, but her issue with carrying the baby was more from her life being a mess than a poverty issue.
I do agree we need to honestly discuss how to improve the plight of our country’s poor, I am not sure this movie will be such a catalyst but if it is great!
For those in the NY area:
Get in touch with Sr. Lisa Marie at the Archdiocese of NY Family Life/RTL Office, there’s two screenings coming up.
I think it’s 212.371.1011 x3186; One upstate, one in Manhattan.
What makes you think they don’t know it. Disney made that movie for a reason, Disney is the biggest dog in Hollywood. The thing to remember is that non-clean movies sell too, with 300 million people in the country there’s room for both kinds of movies to make money. Sometimes Hollywood waves pretty hard in one direction, but eventually they wave the other direction too. There’s been a whole lot of G, PG and PG-13 this year, heck they even toned down the 4th Die Hard movie and made it the first not R in the series. 10 or 12 years ago was the supremacy of Tarantino and the vast wave of R movies, these days we’re in the supremacy of Harry Potter and Spider-Man and the vast wave of not R movies. Of course those of us who aren’t into the whole squeaky clean still get movies like 300 to see (only R in the top 10 this year).
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