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Real Women Have Curves

PG-13 Released Oct 18, 2002 1h 33m Comedy Drama List
85% Tomatometer 118 Reviews 75% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings Curves on a blossoming young woman can be sexy, but not if you are told you have too many of them. "Real Women Have Curves" is a humorous and warmhearted look at a Mexican-American teenage girl coming of age in a boiling cauldron of cultural expectations, class constrictions, family duty, and her own personal aspirations. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Real Women Have Curves, physical as well as emotional -- and this coming-of-age story traces them in a vividly warm-hearted look at the Mexican-American experience.

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Jeff Strickler Minneapolis Star Tribune Newcomer Ferrera and the veteran Ontiveros (a legend in Latino acting circles) mesh wonderfully. Both exude energy, and their interactions appear relaxed and spontaneous. Rated: 3/4 Sep 10, 2021 Full Review Keith Phipps AV Club It frequently doesn't work, but a number of other virtues compensate for the awkward stretches. Newcomer America Ferrera counts as one. Sep 10, 2021 Full Review Hank Sartin Chicago Reader Some pieces of the plot feel dishonest, others contrived, but this 2002 feature also has some nicely observed details and plenty of good messages. Sep 10, 2021 Full Review Linda Cook Quad City Times (Davenport, IA) There is not one moment in this delightful film that isn't believable. And even though you'll find yourself taking sides when the characters disagree, you're bound to like them all. Rated: 4/4 Sep 10, 2021 Full Review Philip French Observer (UK) Everything is spelt out and underlined. Sep 10, 2021 Full Review Steve Persall Tampa Bay Times Cardoso's movie is an equally admirable peek at Latino culture that will likely be remembered as Ferrera's debut and not much else. Judging from her performance here, that will be enough. Rated: B Sep 10, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Kaleya D THIS MOVIE! Every Latina daughter can relate to someone in this movie. America Ferrera shines (as usual) and speaks only truth as a Latina daughter growing up with such a tight knit family. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/20/23 Full Review Douglas P I really liked this movie. Women who think they must be thin to be desirable should watch this movie. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/16/23 Full Review Audience Member It's a good film to watch. Inspired how a young woman can stand up to her social environment and carve her own path despite the psychological demands of her family. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Kai K I enjoyed the message behind it and enjoyed the film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/01/22 Full Review Audience Member Such a great representation of the complicated and competing forces of life. America Ferreira is amazing. She carry’s most of the emotion and drama and expresses inner conflict outwardly through acting. Just brilliant really. It could be a seen as somewhat schmaltzy but by todays standards where everything is depressing it’s a pleasure to watch. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/21/22 Full Review Audience Member Fudge Lady Bird this is the real masterpiece Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Curves on a blossoming young woman can be sexy, but not if you are told you have too many of them. "Real Women Have Curves" is a humorous and warmhearted look at a Mexican-American teenage girl coming of age in a boiling cauldron of cultural expectations, class constrictions, family duty, and her own personal aspirations.
Director
Patricia Cardoso
Producer
George LaVoo, Effie Brown
Screenwriter
George LaVoo, Josefina Lopez, Josefina Lopez
Distributor
HBO
Production Co
HBO Films
Rating
PG-13 (Some Language|Sexual Content)
Genre
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Oct 18, 2002, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 10, 2016
Box Office (Gross USA)
$5.8M
Runtime
1h 33m
Sound Mix
Surround, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Dolby A, Dolby Stereo
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