“A Corny And Contrived Romantic Comedy Loosely Based On Jane Austen's "Sense And Sensibility." The Film Features Decent Performances And A Nice Message But In The End Feels Empty And Is Not Very Memorable.”
For a film ostensibly about the importance of finding a little spice and flavor in your life, From Prada to Nada is surprisingly bland.
Keith Staskiewicz - Entertainment Weekly
A rueful, occasionally touching and entirely predictable romantic comedy with a terrible title.
Mike Hale - New York Times
There's something crassly disingenuous about the movie's blatant demographic pandering (hooray for immigration-panic jokes!) and half-a--ed condemnation of gluttony.
Aaron Hillis - Village Voice
A predictable but pleasant comedy.
Joe Leydon - Variety
The broad humour and cultural caricatures in the film's opening moments will be especially dispiriting to any English literature professors in the audience.
Jason Anderson - Toronto Star
It's just predictable rom-com fare in need of a lot more spice.
Jennie Punter - Globe and Mail
As modern updates of classic Jane Austen novels go, From Prada to Nada is no Clueless.
Frank Scheck - Hollywood Reporter
The regrettably titled From Prada to Nada has more in common with a slapped-together TV movie than a timeless comedy of manners.
Robert Abele - Los Angeles Times
a predictable film that could have benefited from a little more thought and perhaps less reliance on cliches.
James Luxford - The National
There is nothing new in this film at all.
Grae Drake - Movies.com
I'd hate to learn the producers struggled to amp the ethnicity of the actresses when that precious time clearly should've been devoted to reworking a wheezy, clumsy script.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
It's smarter than you think it's going to be based on its idiotic title and, more importantly, consistently gets by on its good-natured and warm-hearted charms.
Dave White - Movies.com
Hear that funny swooshing noise? That's the sound of Jane Austen spinning in her grave over From Prada To Nada.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
... a bit awkward and self-conscious.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
While this is no Clueless, to be sure, it's also, thankfully, no Born in East L.A.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
If the effort to shoehorn Austen's social commentary into a modern context sometimes seems nonsensical or forced, the actors-especially now-grown Spy Kid Vega-have charm to spare.
Ben Kenigsberg - Time Out New York
Jane Austen update with Latino twist offers laughs, romance.
Melissa Camacho - Common Sense Media
Simply put, From Prada To Nada is Sense And Sensibility For Dummies, as set in modern-day Los Angeles.
Tasha Robinson - AV Club
This romantic comedy suffers from a pervasive sitcom-level sense of humor and spotty performances.
Tim Grierson - Screen International