Sunday, October 28, 2007

Hollywood goes Pro-Life

Our official blog advisor who refuses to join Orthfully Catholic because he has no time but spends all his free time checking out the blogosphere and telling us whats going on to keep us up to date when we are snowed under with work has pointed us in the direction of a new film called Bella. The American blogosphere is apparently already raving about it. It is about a young single woman in New York who finds herself pregnant and decides to have an abortion. That is until she meets a young Mexican man who is about to become big in Football (I assume that's American Football and not Socca) who puts his dreams on hold to help her out.

This is receiving mixed reviews in the States, it won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival but is being slated by the Hillary Clinton camp for trying to undermine the importance of choice for the American woman. Its Executive Producer is Steve McEveety, the Executive Producer for The Passion of the Christ. To find out more check out the following links:

The Official Site
The IMDB Review
An interesting story on Yahoo News about the film
Zenit News
Review by the Archiocese of St Louis

Let's hope this actually comes across the Pond and we are not found in the same position as Fr Tim over Therese!


Anonymous said...

It was a great movie. But you got the synopsis a little wrong. The unmarried woman, Nina, gets fired from her job as a waitress, just after she finds out that she's pregnant. Her co-worker, Jose, leaves his job to walk around NYC with her. Throughout the film you see glimpses of his past, which include a time when he was about to make it big as a soccer/football star.

Anonymous said...

Yes wonderful. Saw it on EWTN'S 'The World Over'. Very moving and thought provking, full of the Spirit. Lets hope it comes to us in England very soon.

Orthfully Catholic said...

Thank you for the correction. I based my synopsis entirely on hearsay!

gemoftheocean said...

Soccer, not US football. I can give you five bucks for every Hispanic who plays in the NFL and I wouldn't have to break a $20.