What are your thoughts on the movie, Bella (2006) [Directed by Alejandro Gomez Monteverde]?

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This is an excellent movie, in my opinion. The cast has lots of chemistry and the plot actually has a point. Moreover, in a world where there are so many movies that try to push the limits and even border on being ridiculous, Bella tells a story of a waitress named Nina, who is pregnant and deals with the hardships of what it means to be cope with this news. Nina is seriously considering abortion after she gets fired from her job. Jose, who also works at the restaurant, persuades her to come over to his house for dinner. She does and they spend the day there and at the beach.

They learn about one another and Nina realizes that Jose was a professional soccer player in the past, but in a car accident he killed a girl. As they get to know one another, Nina realizes that she has options. She decides to have the baby. The last scene of the movie, Jose is with the little girl at the beach and Nina comes along.

It is a well-made movie, which advocates pro-life. However, it does so in a non-dogmatic way.