When someone first raved to me about the film “Bella”, my initial reaction was somewhat lukewarm. This was probably due to the short summary that was given at the time which went something like, “…it’s a movie about a cook who used to be a soccer player and this pregnant woman in New York”.
Based on that description, I was in no rush to view the film. However, the movie kept coming up in casual conversation with several other people, so into the Netflix queue it went.
After watching the film, here is my summary to you, “…it’s a movie about a cook who used to be a soccer player and this pregnant woman in New York”. However I will add, “and it’s one of the best films we’ve seen in years. I remember thinking as I was watching it, “every person in the country needs to see this!” It’s THAT GOOD.
The character development is such that you will get almost instantly involved inside of the story. The technical look of the movie is fantastic. It was shot almost entirely hand-held and was done with careful lens choices which serve to draw you into the frame and environment of the film.
The word that comes to mind upon reflecting about the story is “Refreshing”. Treat yourself soon and see “Bella”. A uniquely refreshing, inspiring and beautiful film.