Real Women Have Curves
Real Women Have Curves (2002)

Ana, a first generation Mexican American teenager living in East Los Angeles, has just graduated from high school. Because she is a talented writer, a caring teacher urges her to apply to college. Ana secretly is excited about the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 18, 2002
DVD Release Date: April 22, 2003
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Even though Real Women is another coming-of-age tale, it's a real charmer.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

It's so underwritten that you can't figure out just where the other characters, including Ana's father and grandfather, come down on the issue of Ana's future.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

You watch for that sense of openness, the little surprises.

Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Ugly Betty star captivates in teen drama.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

Real Women Have Curves is nowhere near a great film, but it is the most distinctive and appealing of entertainments.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Funny and touching.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

America Ferrerra manages to steal the movie from every one of the actors in this film basically because of her charisma alone.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A vivid cinematic portrait.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

What's most refreshing about Real Women Have Curves is its unforced comedy-drama and its relaxed, natural-seeming actors.

Michael Dequina

However conventional the film sometimes is, it always feels true to life, thanks to in largest part to the actresses.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A young woman rebels against her mother in order to gain independence and a better life. These days there is a lot of talk about the American Dream with… More
Leigh Ryan
Red Lats
I enjoyed the movie. It portrays the struggle of many first generation immigrants, although the mother's resistance to her daughter going to college is… More
Lenny Muggsy
Coming of age of a chicana, put together very well.
Randy Tippy
This film does what most other so-called "chick-flicks" couldn't do. It celebrates women without bashing men. Yes, the male roles are secondary,… More
Megan S
it was good, but too short and cutesy really. and it seemed to be a bit rushed at the end.