Movie Renter's Guide - June, 2008



"Bella" (SD DVD)


Jose (Verastegui) is a rising soccer star in New York City, and is about to sign a multi-million dollar contract, but when driving in town with his agent, he accidentally runs over a little girl.

Althought it is not his fault, the accident destroys his life and his career. He ends up as a line chef in his brother Manny's (Perez) restaurant.

One of the waitresses there, Nina (Blanchard), finds that she is pregnant, but Manny does not understand why she can't be on time to work, and he fires her.

Jose is sympathetic, decides to help Nina, and through their new companionship, he finds his salvation in her little girl, Bella.


  • Roadside Attractions
  • 2006, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 31 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 480i
  • Codec: MPEG-2
  • English DD 5.1
  • Directed by Alejandro Monteverde
  • Starring Eduardo Verastegui, Tammy Blanchard, Manny Perez
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  • Violence: Yes
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No


This is an Indie film that has received many awards since its release in 2006. Rent it and you will see why.


Although this is an SD DVD release and not Blu-ray, the image quality is superlative.


These include a director's commentary, behind the scenes, and other things.