From Prada To Nada

Synopsis: When their dad dies on his 55th birthday, Beverley Hills sisters, Mary and Nora, find themselves destitute, forced by a grasping sister-in-law to move in with their aunt in East L.A. Mary, the younger sister, is mortified: spoiled by her dad, ignorant of Spanish, scared of the vatos. Her sister convinces her to finish college, and she promptly decides that one of her T.A.s will be her ticket back to Rodeo Drive. Elder sister Nora, a law student, gets a job as a legal intern, and Edward, her supervisor, the brother of the grasping sister-in-law, promptly falls for her. Slowly, the sisters realize what a rich place the barrio is at the same time that they get bruised in the contact sport of love.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Angel Gracia
Production: Lionsgate Films
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
107 min

- Dad!

- Dad!

Oh, my God!

Nora, you just hit me.

Don't take sides, Juanito.

I'm the one who thinks you're cute.

It'll live.

It's just a car, not a baby.

Nora, you don't hit

a new bimmer.

Mary, it'll be fine.

Pablo, that topiary

looks just like Dad.

This one's for you,


- and can you get the case

out of the trunk? - Yes.

- Nora?

- What?

What is this, Tijuana?

Oh, my gosh.

- Oh, my gosh, you are so slow.

- You're gonna make me drop the cake.

It's heavy, okay?

You, nina,

keep away from my stove.

- Do you need any help?

- It's not even done yet.

Oh, my God,

that is really thick stew.

For your father's birthday.

They say it brings a bride.

Well, in that case, Carmina,

you can just throw it all out.

Will you lighten up, please?


Mary, when we're gone,

who will he have left?

Well, Mom.

Well, she's not very talkative now,

is she?

Well, she's beautiful,

and she'll never age.

Beauty is not everything.

Okay, how would you know? You're 24,

and you seriously have not been kissed.

- Okay, thanks a lot.

- You're, like, Amish.

- Really? Amish?

- Girls!

Girls, are you fighting?

On my birthday?

- Dad...

- I hope it is important.

She crashed my car.

- She did?

- Yes!

It'll cost you less than one

of your shopping sprees on Rodeo Drive.

You should go with your sister

on a spree one of these days, you know?

- See?

- See?

- Dad.

- What?

You know what? There are

more important things to do

- than going shopping with her.

- Like giving me a kiss for my birthday.

- Come on. Okay. Like dancing.

- Happy birthday.

- Like, one, two, three.

One, two, three. - Dad...

You can't dance

to tacky ranchero music.

- Why not?

- Rancheros are not tacky.

- Yes, it is.

- It's not.

A perfect funeral for him.

Even the mariachis are drunk.

Okay. It's not a criticism.

I can say that.

We are family, no?

And that's what counts.


Who are they?

Do you know them?

He is your brother.

- We have a brother?

- We have a brother?

His name is Gabe, Jr.

- That's impossible.

- How?

Your father had an affair

before you were born.

Your mother forgave him.

But he's illegitimate.


I'm sorry, I just meant...

You don't need to be sorry.

Yes, she does.

And we know what you meant.

But the will says

we get a third of his assets.

- "We"?

- Ladies, please.

The will is meaningless.

He didn't want you to know,

but Mr. Dominguez

was in bankruptcy.


No way.


your father was a wonderful man,

but a risk-taker.

He wasn't prepared

for the economic crisis.

Okay, so what do we have?

A huge amount of debt.

Well, what about the house?

- Let us buy it.

- No.

It's not for sale.

Look, this could benefit us all.

We actually re-sell homes

for a living.

And you can stay in the house

with us, if you want to.

Until you're ready to go.

Oh, no! Not the playhouse!

I bet that's Mary.

If you stopped smoking pot,

you wouldn't be...

You do know that possession

of marijuana is illegal?

It's a silly law.


Legalize cannabis and tax it,

create a revenue stream for the state.

Conservatives have created

a formidable opposition to it.

Well, someone has to keep us

in the dark.


I thought you were my sister.

Do I look like your sister?


You're taller, and on time.

I'm Edward, Olivia's brother.

Nora, newly discovered sister-in-law

and law student.

Nice to meet you.


- Oh, my God! Look at you.

- Hi.

Olivia, don't infantilize me

in front of this beautiful woman.

Have you met my brother,

the ruthless attorney?

Yes, he looks like

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Fina Torres

Fina Torres (born 7 October 1951) is a Venezuelan film director and screenwriter. She became internationally recognized by winning the la Caméra d'Or award at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival with her directorial debut film, Oriana.She may be best-known for Oriana, and for her collaboration with actress Patricia Velásquez in the lesbian drama, Liz in September (2014). She currently lives in Venezuela. more…

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