A modern, Latino twist on Jane Austen's classic "Sense and Sensibility": two spoiled sisters (Camilla Belle and Alexa Vega) are left penniless after their father dies and they must move in with their aunt in East Los Angeles and make a new life for themselves. Also with Kuno Becker, April Bowlby and Wilmer Valderrama. Directed by Angel Gracia. [1:47]
SEX/NUDITY 5 - We see clothing and a young woman's underwear and bra on the floor of an apartment and see a man and a woman lying side by side in bed (the man's bare chest is visible and the sheets are wrapped around the woman, implying they had sex).
► A young woman and a man kiss passionately on two occasions and the man wraps his arms around the young woman. A man and a young woman kiss passionately and are interrupted when another young woman walks in the room. A young woman and a man kiss frequently. A young woman and a man are seen lying down in the back of a car, kissing. A young woman tells a man that she would kiss him, and the man leans down and kisses the young woman as a group of children say "Oooh." A woman tries to kiss a man but he pushes her away.
► A young woman wearing a short, form-fitting dress dances with a man and the man wraps his arms around her. Throughout the movie a young woman is seen in a variety of short, form-fitting, cleavage-exposing dresses. A young woman has another young woman try on a very short, form-fitting cleavage-exposing dress. A young woman pulls down her short skirt. A woman wears an off-the-shoulder dress. A woman wears a dress with a plunging neckline and her cleavage is visible. We see a young woman wearing a bikini lying beside a pool and her bare midriff and cleavage are visible.
► A young woman offers to dance with a man and he turns her down. A young woman acts extremely interested as a man narrates a story where the male lead would come to a woman's bedroom every night. A woman implies that a young woman had used sex to gain a promotion at a job. A young woman jokes with another young woman that the young woman had never been kissed. Two young women discuss how attractive they think a man is, and joke that it does not matter if he has a girlfriend. A young woman teases another young woman, asking if a man had "slipped her the tongue." A young woman tells another young woman that she feels "naked" after trying on a skimpy dress. A young woman jokingly offers to share a bed with a man and a woman interrupts them to say that it will not happen. A woman tells two young women that their father had an affair, had gotten the woman pregnant and she had a son.
► A young woman acts disgusted when a man puts his head near the young woman's lap when he reaches into a car to pop the hood.
VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man collapses to the ground and moments later we see people at his funeral.
► A young woman struggles to get a car started, she pulls away in the rain, we see the headlights of another car moving toward her and hear the sound of broken glass as the two cars collide; the young woman is later seen in a hospital bed, her face bruised and wearing a neck brace, and we later see her in a wheelchair with a cast on her leg (afterward she's seen fully recovered and walking). A young woman accidentally backs her car into the front of another young woman's car and the young woman shouts at her. A young woman drives recklessly down a crowded city street, we hear a bus honk at the car and the young woman in the passenger seat tells her drive more carefully.
► Three young women approach another young woman, verbally accost her and are about to hit her until a man walks over and the young women walk away.
► A woman accidentally spills hot wax on a young woman's forehead as she lays in a coma, bruised and wearing a neck brace; the hot wax awakens the young woman. A pan on a stovetop catches fire, a young woman shouts and backs up, and the fire is put out. A pile of drywall dust and debris falls on top of a woman's head; she is unharmed but covered in dirt. A young woman rolls out of bed and hits the floor. A woman stumbles as she walks through a cemetery. A young woman flinches when a soccer ball hits the side of her car. On multiple occasions a young woman accidentally stumbles into other people or drops things.
► A young woman grabs another young woman by the arm and pulls her away. A young woman jokingly shoves another young woman with a pillow. A young woman flicks a woman on the top of her head and walks away.
► Two young women discuss the death of a man. A woman tells two young women that their mother had died in a car accident when she was younger because she was not careful. A woman makes racist remarks about a group of Hispanic workers being lazy. A woman shouts at a group of women, telling them to scatter because she thinks the INS is coming. A young woman tells another young woman that she would "kill herself" if she could not shop. A young woman jokingly tells another young woman in a coma to wake up before a woman kills her by using voodoo. A young woman tells another young woman that she is afraid she will get shot. Two young women discuss how one of them had thought their neighborhood was dangerous. A man jokes with a young woman that he is the king of the barrio. A young woman jokingly tells a man not to steal anything from her car as he pops the hood to inspect the engine. A young woman tells a woman that a man is a gang member and the woman tells her he is safe. A young woman tells another young woman that there are lice in a bed; the other young woman dismisses her.
PROFANITY 4 - 3 sexual references, 3 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term, 1 un-translated Spanish slang for an anatomical term, 2 mild obscenities, exclamations (gosh, oh dear), name-calling (spinster, circus monkey, orphans, warden in a jail, fresh meat, immature, skinny twit, anorexic, irresponsible, creepy, gang member, Barbie, blondie, various jokes about a man's mustache, wimp, horrendous, cockroach, weird, lazy, Princess, Father Bruno, homeboy, buzz-kill), 10 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - We see a young woman exhaling a cloud of presumed marijuana smoke and she is later seen acting intoxicated, and a young woman and a man discuss the marijuana use of a young woman as well as the legalization of marijuana. A young woman is seen drinking shots of alcohol and acting intoxicated and she tells a man that she is drunk, men and women are seen drinking alcohol frequently throughout the movie, several women drink shots of alcohol in a few scenes, a man invites a young woman to drink tequila with him, and a young woman gives a man a bottle of alcohol as a gift.
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Re-imagined classic novels, "Sense and Sensibility," national pride, Mexican heritage, losing your wealth, being spoiled, settling for less, learning to adapt, fidelity in a marriage, love, divorce, loss of a parent, asbestos, INS, illegal workers, discrimination, bird of paradise flower, barrios, East Los Angeles.
MESSAGE - Happiness can be found in love and not in money.