Real women take chances, have flaws, embrace life...and have curves. For 18-year-old Ana, not everybody appreciates the direction in which her appetites are taking her. In her feature film debut, America Ferrera stars as Ana, a first-generation Mexican-American from East L.A., who struggles to strike a balance between her mainstream ambitions of attending college and her traditional cultural heritage--as personified by Ana's needy mother, who wants the girl to work at the family's sewing factory. Lupe Ontiveros and George Lopez co-star in this delightful coming-of-age film that was based on a play by Josefina Lopez. Directed by Patricia Cardoso; teleplay by Josefina Lopez and George LaVoo.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: 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.
Smart coming-of-age drama addresses body image.
Cast & Crew
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- English (Stereo)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.