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Real Women Have Curves (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 8 November 2002 (USA)
This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly ... See full summary »

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Ingrid Oliu ...
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Lourdes Perez Nido ...
Rosali (as Lourdes Perez)
Jorge Cervera Jr. ...
Felipe de Alba ...
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Celina Belizan ...
Glitz Receptionist (as Celina Belazin)
Ramona Garcia Coronado ...
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This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college. Torn between her mainstream ambitions and her cultural heritage she agrees to work with her mother at her sister's downtown LA sewing factory. Over the summer she learns to admire the hardworking team of women who teach her solidarity and teamwork. Still at odds with what her mother expects of her, Ana realizes that leaving home to continue her education is essential to finding her place proudly in the world as an American and Chicana. Written by smbuvideo

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Real women take chances, have flaws, embrace life...

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

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8 November 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Echte Frauen haben Kurven  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$183,772 (USA) (18 October 2002)

Gross:

$5,844,929 (USA) (28 March 2003)
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Some of the cast dubbed their characters in Spanish See more »

Goofs

When Ana leaves the house with her grandfather for her date with Jimmy, her hair is straight. When she arrives at the restaurant, her hair is curled. See more »

Quotes

Pancha: Like my grandmother used to say, "There's no better dressing than meat on bones."
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Featured in HBO First Look: Real Women Have Curves (2002) See more »

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Vuelta de Hoja
Written by Juan Bermudez & Lee Roy Murrieta
Performed by Grupo Caricias
Courtesy of Transcend Records
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America, America!
28 October 2002 | by (L A.) – See all my reviews

Thanks to a beautifully subtle script, equally subtle direction and brilliant performances from all the leads, Real Women Have Curves comes across as a superbly soulful and insightful slice of life. The always great Lupe Ontiveros is maddeningly tragic as the selfish mother who stubbornly refuses to see beyond her own needs, and America Ferrera blazes across the screen in blissful defiance - the smart girl who instinctively knows she's more than just the sum of her body parts and finds the strength inside herself to back up that belief with or without her mother's blessing. Kudos to everyone connected with this enlightened and enlightening movie.


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