“Bella” is a story with a pro-life theme that won the People’s Choice Award at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival and was released in theaters last fall.
An international soccer star is on his way to sign a multi-million dollar contract when a series of events unfold that bring his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress, struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that she’s unprepared for. In one irreversible moment, their lives are turned upside down… until a simple gesture of kindness brings them both together, turning an ordinary day to an unforgettable experience.
Starring: Eduardo Verastegui, Tammy Blanchard, Manny Perez, and Ali Landry.
Bella is a romantic drama full of heart, soul and beautiful messages- hope, love, grace, and second chances. The film deals with abortion and adoption, and shows this difficult decision in a very different way, through love and patience and understanding.
Little did the filmmakers know the profound difference their first film – Bella – would have beyond the theater, specifically in the lives of at least 15 women and their children. To date, they are aware of 15 cases where women considering abortion have decided for life after seeing the movie.
Saving lives is the greatest mission of Bella.
If you have not seen this movie yet, I encourage you to watch it with your family. Bella is currently out on DVD, which you can find at your local library. I was not able to check out the movie at my library, because it was constantly being checked out, as soon as it was returned (so wonderful that many people are watching it!), so I rented it On Demand- check to see if your local cable provider has it available as well.