Love for Rent tells the romantic story of
Sofia (Angie Cepeda), a college student struggling to handle
immigration issues in Los Angeles, financial difficulties, and an
unusual proposal, which changes her life completely. The life that
Sofia has come to know starts to fall apart, her heart, strong will and
her determination are tested more than ever.
In huge debt and striving to take care of
herself, law student Sofia feels her controlled life is slipping away.
Her vengeful husband, whom she married to obtain her Green Card, steals
all her belongings over night and threatens to file for divorce, which
would result in Sofia's deportation back to her home country Colombia.
The only person bringing some kind of joy into Sofia's life is six-year
old Max (Max Wolf Burkholder), who lives next door with his uncaring
After a chain of comical coincidences, Sofia
meets Frank and Helen Bauman (Jim Piddock, Nora Dunn), a wealthy and
eccentric couple unable to have a baby of their own. Their greatest
wish to have an heir results in a proposition that Sofia cannot resist.
Seeing it as the answer to all her troubles, Sofia agrees to rent her
body and her soul and become a surrogate mother to the Baumans for
Throughout her pregnancy, Sofia's cousin and
best friend Monica (Martita Roca) and her husband George (Richard
Speight Jr.), are by her side. Monica is a delightfully outspoken
character, and a great source of encouragement and support to Sofia,
helping her endure the strange yet comical and amusing rituals that the
Baumans put her through to ensure a perfectly healthy baby. George,
adds humor to the story by his dull-witted remarks and dumbfounding
In the beginning of her pregnancy, Sofia meets Neil (Ken Marino), a
doctor who simply adores her, but has his own personal issues to deal
with. As the pregnancy progresses, Sofia cannot find the courage to
tell Neil about her "business transaction" with the Baumans, leading to
even more confusion and disappointment. Devastated, helpless, and
scared, Sofia struggles to overcome her misfortune; she forges ahead,
determined to do the best she can. When Sofia goes into labor -
panicking and alone - who will she call on for help? Will Sofia be able
to re-gain control of her life?
Love for Rent is a delightfully captivating tale of love, life, and
overcoming obstacles. Share the emotions, appealing characters, and
humorously displayed chain of events that will leave you believing in
true love again.