By Marty Mulrooney
Bella is an independent film directed by Alejandro Gomez Monteverde, starring Eduardo Verastegui (CSI Miami) and Tammy Blanchard (Moneyball, Rabbit Hole). Set in New York City, the film tells the story of a cook named Jose (Verastegui) and a waitress named Nina (Blanchard), and how one act of kindness between them changes both of their lives forever. Bella grossed more than $10 million in domestic box office during its US theatrical release, finishing the year as one of the top 10 independent films of 2007. Bella was recently released in the UK (7th February 2011) on DVD.