The adventures of a Catholic teenage girl who lives to read, write and love with all her heart.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Movie Review: Bella
Name: Bella Director: Alejandro Monteverte Starring: Eduardo Verastegui, Tammy Blanchard and Manny Perez Rated: PG-13 For: Thematic Elements and Brief disturbing images Brief summary:Bella is a story within a story within yet another story. Jose is at a beach in present time reminescing of a time 4 or 5 years ago when he shared a life-changing day with Nina, a waitress that worked at the same restaurant as he. During that day, he comes to face yet even another story that haunts him from his past. Nina is facing a tough decision and when Jose' shares a tragedy that affected his life and how his family helped him cope, Nina is also transformed. Nina is then able to make a decision that will forever link her life to Jose's beyond even romance. (from IMDB.com) Age level: 13 and up Cautions: ***SPOILERS!!!!*** Mentions of sex outside marriage, a little girl is killed in a car accident (they show the body briefly and there is blood), a woman talks about having an abortion. If you like this movie, you might also like . . . Juno? There's not really another movie to compare with Bella.... Personal Opinion: Wow. I saw this movie in theaters and cried my eyes out! It is Sooo beautiful! When it was out on DVD, my sister and I decided to buy it for my mom for Mother's Day. We never watched until tonight, November 16th. It's not a movie you can watch everyday, it's a movie you have to reflect on. I'll never forget the way I felt when the lights came on in the theater. I was shocked, touched, and in love. with a movie. Entertainment: 10/10 Truth factor: 10/10 Random tidbit: Eduardo Verastegui (who played the main character, Jose), is actually a pro-life Catholic in real life. During the forty days for life, he went to an abortion clinic in LA and prayed the Rosary outside it. And two nurses came out and asked for his autograph. He gave it to them, than told them he was praying for him. Wow....
My Prince will come and till then, my heart is saved for him. Put this picture (or another one of Arwen) on your blog if you agree.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the Bella Colleen, the baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion. Amen
Bella Colleen~ Due 9/15/09
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What is Love?
"Love is patient, Love is kind, It does not envy, it does not boast, It is not proud, It is not rude, It is not self-seeking, It is not easily angered, It keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
"When we were little, we kept close to our mother in a dark alley or if dogs barked at us. Now, when we feel temptations of the flesh, we should run to the side of our Mother in Heaven, by realizing how she is to us, and by means of aspirations. She will defend us and lead us to the light."
My name is Katie. My friends and family mean the world to me. I would honestly do anything for them. I also know they'd do anything for me. I love to read, watch movies, listen to music, knit, crochet, text (hehehe), pray, and do lots of other stuff. I'm a devout Catholic and I LOVE GOD WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL! HE IS AMAZING! I'm also homeschooled... yeah. Feel free to tell people to read my blog, or to comment, or to email me. :)