Monday, October 08, 2007

Movie Review: Bella

Have you ever watched a movie that makes you laugh, and cry, that nearly breaks your heart, and then melts it? This is Bella, a film filled with complex emotion and turmoil, but also with much joy and finally, peace.

Bella is the story of a waitress (Tammy Blanchard) employed at a posh family restaurant in New York who learns that she is pregnant and how her life is changed by the cook (Eduardo Verástegui) who wants so much to help her and to heal his own inner turmoil at the same time. It is the story of life and death, of love and fear, forgiveness and healing.

This film is cutting edge and the acting is amazing. It is a story that all of us can relate to no matter what our experiences have been in this life. This is a film with power behind it and that power is the truth, the gift of love, and respect for human life.

You'll love the music and ladies, it will be hard to keep your eyes off the star of this film (Eduardo Verástegui). Not only is he an attractive and extremely competent actor, but he is one who has had a conversion experience, and this film is the fruit of that experience. This is a movie that will transform your life and keep you thinking. You can't help but love Bella! It is a must-see movie!

My rating A+

Note: I was privileged to preview this film, as it has not yet arrived in Kansas. I am looking forward to seeing it again and again - it is that good! To me, Bella was just as powerful as The Passion of the Christ.

Go here to see the trailer.