Sunday, June 17, 2012

From Prada to Nada

Hello blogger! 
Did you notice that I've been disappear for a quite time? I think I'm over dosis into internet, so I take a break time for awhile. Weird, huh? haha, sometime I'm being a nerd indeed. 

I rent 3 movie last weekend. It was a very long time since the last time I've been there because I lost my member card and just change is with a new one now. So I'm exploring their website before going there to search what's hot then I pick Shark Night, Piranha, and From Prada To Nada. I'm eager to watch that kind of animal killer movie (idk why, just so) so I pick Shark Night, and Piranha. And I pick the Prada to Nada to be my eeriness antidote. But I choose to review the From Prada To Nada one first. Going to review the others on the next post. But I can't promise. haha

a Riches To Rags Story

It's weird for me to review a movie, yet since I don't have any topic and this just the only option I have. So, I'd love to hear some critics and comment from you guys. :)

So, FPTN was a typical western romance-movie. The story of two sister (Nora and Mary) that was from a rich family but then falling into poverty because their dad was passed away. They have to face the fact that their dad's company actually was bankrupt and leave nothing for them but dept. Moreover, they're actually have a half-brother from their father's affair. 

They had to moved to Mexico since they had expelled by their wicked half-borther's wife, Olivia. This is where, their nada-life begin. Nora was typically an independent girl, she never get into relationship because she think that it will ruin her career and focus. Contrast with Mary's character that so into-fashion. And she loves to shop and her favorite brand is Prada.

I can't say that I like Nora's character here (she's smart, but kinda prude or something), but indeed she was better than Mary. I really dislike a girl who just minding about her appearance and think about nothing but have fun. Because life is more than that, girl! I -my self- have a thought that someone must to have at least one action to contribute for someone else's life. What I mean is 'helping'. I personally thought that there's nothing we can more proud of ourself than creating someone else's happiness. Agree? 

Okay, so here is the cast of FPTN :
  • Camilla Belle as Nora
I was familiar with her face, but I can't remember what movie I saw her before. But I have to admit that she was awesome in this movie. She lived her character perfectly. An independent, smart girl, respectful, and great elder sister. I have to say that I'm affected by her charisma, her soft but firm voice, and her exotic skin. 
I know, maybe it was in the past, but still, Joe Jonas? really?
okay, now I no longer wonder why she get along with all those handome guy. she indeed was very beautiful. 
  • Alexa Vega as Mary
Being a shopaholic, prada girl, easily melting for a man, pampered little sister, she played it perfectly. I personally recognize her as Lindsay Lohan at the first time. She kinda have a similar face with these smooth patches around her nose.
do you agree that she look similar to LiLo, or maybe it just me?
  • Nicholas D'Agosto as Edward
He's the sweet man one in this movie. The way he show his love to Nora is just too sweet. His character in this movie was totally my type. Smart, good, and frank man. Perfect mate for Nora who so self-righteous. 
I saw him at the first time at Final Destination 5 -as Sam Lawton- (I know, this movie is earlier than FD 5, but I watch FD 5 first, k?) and falling for him directly. Can't believe that I meet him again in this movie, because I don't pay much attention for the cast when I google it, I just read the review story. He's such a hottie, and sweet. :)
  • Wilmer Valderrama as Bruno
I'm quite sure that he's not one of Mary's type of man at the first time. But with all his kind-hearted treatment for Mary, she's finally melting. I may call him as Mary's secret admirer because he always show his love for Mary in an invisible gesture. It ofc make some girl confuse whether he loves her or not. But Mary's character is not that dumb in this movie (ofc since she was -seemed to- experienced much). 
  • April Bowlby as Olivia
She's the only antagonist character in this movie. Without her, ofc this movie is just plain (the use of protagonist character is just nothing without the antagonist, rite?). Olivia's character here was wicked (as usually antagonist do), and haphazard. She's reconstructing Dominguez's house so arbitrarily without considering the Dominguez family side. 
  • Alexis Ayala as Gabe Dominguez
He actually love his dad. Unfortunately, he never saw his dad till he -his dad- passed away. He struggle to preserve his dad's work space when Olivia try to reconstruct the whole of the house. He's such a lovable person. The most touched scene of him was when he got a letter from his dad which Nora keep for a quite long time. Mary gave him in Edward engaging party when Nora try to get Edward attention's back. She's trying to say that she love him too, but she can't tell that day. 
Well, Angel Gracia (the director) was succeed made this sweet comedy-romantic movie. All character was presented perfectly and smart. Yeah, I love smart character. They present two of it, perfectly. The first was Nora (Camilla Belle) ofc. Actually she loves her family so much, and typical sister who love to protect her sister. I love the scene between her and Mary when Nora said that Mary's attitude was somewhat cheap, then Mary said that it was better than have to be a spinster. Yes, a dilemma.

This is a perfect light movie to watched in weekend with your friends, or bf/gf. I rate this 4 from 5 (for typical comedy-romance movie). 

The Dominguez sister in premier. Oh, Camilla's outfit was kinda something.  I love the color tone, but did she have to show her printed ribs, seriously? looks so skinny, darl. 
Upcoming Review : 


♥ Do you notice that I change my twitter bio? I honesly a very persistent person when it comes to social networking profile. When I found a right word, I can stuck with it for a long time. Then when I had a chat last satnite with charity team from Jakarta, we decide to make a blogger community, named JAGGER (Jakarta Blogger) to gather more blogger together and make some plan about blog thingy. So, we put 'part of JAGGER' in out twitter bio to recognize us. For you who curious about JAGGER, you can email me on


  1. Hello hello! I'm interested about this Jakarta Blogger thingie :D mind to write more about it? I'll email you haha

  2. is that guy robert patinson? :D
    ohh you make a JAGGER dear? but i'm not from jakarta anyway :(

    1. yes, it is. :D

      yeah, actually I also not from jkt. just because it's my project with some blogger fellow, so yeah. hihi. bisa dikondisikan si sebenernya. :)

  3. oh I have watched this movie last year on summer holiday, it's a very simple yet good movie from me. I love the latin touch on this movie, since Camila and Alexa have latin blood, they played their roles perfectly. And I agree with you, Nora is a great role, but yeah she's too plain lol :P


    1. Indeed, Nora is a bit too plain. haha :D
      yeah, I thought they have India blood, since their father look like Indias. Didn't expect that they're actually latin. haha

  4. jadi pengen nonton FPTN deh -.-
    JAGGER is such a cool organization yeah, good luck for you. Have a great summer holiday!

    1. coba cari DVDnya aja. keren kok buat typically drama comedy movie gitu.
      yeah, thank you dear. wish you have a great one too. :)

  5. Camilla Belle looks so beautiful. What is JAGGER? Is it an organization? Maybe something you can explain?

    Lucca Yoga

    1. yes, indeed.
      sure,, just email me for further info. ;)

  6. I have FPTN dvd since long time ago, such a good movie I think :) Wah Jagger? Wish I can join, but I'm not from Jkt anyway. Still hope I can join your team fro charity project ^^

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    Karina Dinda R. ♥

    1. yeah, just wish us luck for the project ya. ;)

  7. welcome back! <3 great post

  8. wow, are you currently addicted to "sea-monster" horror films? haha

    1. well, not exactly addicted. Just in the mood to watch that kind of movie. But it's not thrill enough actually. haha

  9. heyy, so tell me more about the jagger thing, twitter or email yaaa :D

  10. Ini yang ceritanya dua cewek yang harus hidup miskin setelah ditinggal orang tuanya kan?


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