Real Women Have Curves Reviews

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Ugly Betty star captivates in teen drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
America Ferrerra manages to steal the movie from every one of the actors in this film basically because of her charisma alone.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 2, 2009
However conventional the film sometimes is, it always feels true to life, thanks to in largest part to the actresses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Niki Patton
Martha's Vineyard Times (Massachusetts)
December 15, 2005
One of the best things about "Real Women" is exactly that %u2013 the real sized women (and men) who fill out this endearing coming-of-age story with a physical and emotional robustness that puts the Hollywood size-three's to shame.
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
August 30, 2004
Divertido, sensível, bem dirigido e abençoado por ótimas atuações, o filme só falha ao subestimar espectador, explicitando uma mensagem que se beneficiaria da sutileza.
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 1, 2003
This strong little independent film packs more colour and life into its trim 86 minutes than many puffed-up blockbusters can stuff into two hours.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 26, 2003
Cardoso has clearly connected with Josefina Lopez' work (originally a stage play based on her own experiences) and found something to say without making it either a feminist or a fatty tract.
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 24, 2003
It's just an honest, funny, touching story about a teen-age girl who tries to find her way after graduating high school.
| Original Score: B+
Joshua Tanzer
Offoffoff
March 10, 2003
Real movies have characters, but not Real Women Have Curves, a fiasco of dopey characters and clumsy script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Laura Bushell
BBC.com
January 16, 2003
A charming and funny story of clashing cultures and a clashing mother/daughter relationship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Oppenheimer
Dallas Observer
January 8, 2003
A coming-of-age drama centered on a mother-daughter conflict, it also explores the immigrant experience; the battle to accept oneself, imperfections and all; and the importance of personal dignity.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 6, 2003
This is one of those movies which make you want to know what happens to the characters later on.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
December 20, 2002
The material here is expressed with a real sweetness and tenderness, and considering how heavy some of the themes are, the film is quite subtle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
December 20, 2002
[America] Ferrera ... is bright, appealing, funny and downright sexy (and is that the coolest actress name you have ever heard or what?).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 19, 2002
What better message than 'love thyself' could young women of any size receive?
| Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 16, 2002
One is encouraged to root for these lovely people to do well, which is about all the dramatic tension that this pic can garner.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
December 13, 2002
It treats Ana's journey with honesty that is tragically rare in the depiction of young women in film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Merle Bertrand
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
An enjoyable feel-good family comedy regardless of race.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 22, 2002
I'm not a fan of the phrase 'life affirming' because it usually means 'schmaltzy,' but Real Women Have Curves truly is life affirming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
November 21, 2002
It's so underwritten that you can't figure out just where the other characters, including Ana's father and grandfather, come down on the issue of Ana's future.
| Original Score: 3/5
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