Bella (Beauty)
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An international football star (Eduardo Verastegui) is on his way to sign a multi-million dollar contract when a series of events unfold that brings his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress (Tammy Blanchard), struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that she's unprepared for. In one irreversible moment, their lives are turned upside down... until a simple gesture of kindness brings them both together, turning an ordinary day into an unforgettable experience.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is not a weepy, but a story about healing, forgiveness and redemption."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"Rarely are crowd-pleasers so effortlessly artful."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The film is nicely shot in New York and subtitled "One moment can change your life forever". There's not a moment here likely to change ours."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Bella is an irrefutably effortless and heartwarming film, another indie gem with a deep soul and a beautiful message."
‑ Brandon Fibbs, Colorado Springs Gazette
"It's more of a life story than a love story. It's also a story that would play just as well if you waited to see this on the small screen."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"From the quiet performances to the sensitive direction, everything about this movie is convincing except the very story that drives it."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Alejandro Gomez Monteverde's first feature may have more heart than head, but it's also just as interesting for what it leaves out of its romantic story as for what it retains."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Bella is without doubt one of the least apologetic blendings of heartfelt intentions, cinematic manipulation, and ultra sentimentality that I have seen in some time."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"Bella is a gentle film with a big heart."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Its anti-abortion argument is loaded: How many pregnant waitresses discover they've been working alongside a kind, sensitive and handsome former millionaire soccer star with no girlfriend who's happy to become an adoptive father?"
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Bella is certainly a sweet, life-affirming picture, but it's just not authentic or captivating enough to justify its wildly concocted scenario."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"It wants to answer the questions it's clearly too timid to ask, but the questions are always so much more interesting."
‑ Erin Meister, Boston Globe
"Bella is mostly harmless, feel-good fare, and not unlike a TV movie of the week in depth. And you could take your old granny with you to see it, without fear."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"Corn smothered in queso, this sentimental hokum sticks in your throat."
‑ Amy Nicholson, I.E. Weekly
"An inspirational ethnic soap opera story about two damaged sensitive souls coming together in a stressed-out New York City."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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