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Real Women Have Curves

  • Film
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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.
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Release Details

  • Duration:86 mins

Cast and crew

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