Real Women Have Curves

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

A salutary, affirmative epistle from Latino East LA, Real Women is about a bright, full-figured, working class teenager, Ana (Ferrera), who is struggling to pitch her ambitions at a self-respectful level despite all the mixed messages thrown at her. A teacher wants her to take a Columbia University scholarship, a boy from the smart side of the tracks wants to date her, and her histrionic mother wants to teach her nothing but shame. It's a bit too emphatically feelgood (Ana's beau is two dimensionally nice, and she's resolved in her mind long before the end), but the film and especially its leading woman carry a pep that's infectious, and the sisterly sewing factory strip-down is a sure showstopper. From a play by Josefina Lopez.

By: NB


Release details

86 mins

Cast and crew

Patricia Cardoso
George LaVoo, Josefina Lopez
Soledad St Hilaire
Lupe Ontiveros
America Ferrera
George Lopez
Brian Sites
Ingrid Oliu
Felipe de Alba
Jorge Cervera Jr
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