Bella (2007) She (Tammy Blanchard) is a single, pregnant New York waitress in crisis. He (Eduardo Verástegui) is a Mexican chef — with a Rasputin-wild beard that's… 2007-10-26 PG-13 PT91M Drama Tammy Blanchard Eduardo Verastegui Roadside Attractions
Movie Review

Bella (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Oct 26, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 91 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Tammy Blanchard and Eduardo Verastegui; Distributor: Roadside Attractions

She (Tammy Blanchard) is a single, pregnant New York waitress in crisis. He (Eduardo Verástegui) is a Mexican chef — with a Rasputin-wild beard that's surely a health-code violation — in turmoil over a tragedy from the past. When she's fired for tardiness, he follows her out the door with the kind of instinctive compassion that, in stories like this defiantly unsubtle, structurally clunky specimen, causes women who are considering abortion to think again, and self-selecting audiences to enjoy a light, luxurious weep. C

Originally posted Nov 07, 2007 Published in issue #964 Nov 16, 2007 Order article reprints