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Real Women Have Curves Reviews

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Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
March 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
October 21, 2002
A quaint piece of guilt-assuaging, poorly scripted after-school special 'infotainment' elevated by the star-making presence of young America Ferrera.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
October 22, 2002
PC stability notwithstanding, the film suffers from a simplistic narrative and a pat, fairy-tale conclusion.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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-
October 25, 2002
They do a good job of painting this family dynamic for the audience but they tried to squeeze too many elements into the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joshua Tanzer
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
Jim Judy
Screen It!
November 14, 2002
The film feels more suited as one of those old and educational after school TV specials than as a full-length feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
October 20, 2002
A well intentioned, fat liberation movie that is grounded in clichés and has after-school TV special written all over it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ed Park
Village Voice
October 15, 2002
The film stakes out a self-affirming Atkins-free zone that seems unobjectionable in theory, but its speechifying tendencies and familiar familial tensions overwhelm the more delicate scenes.
Justin Hartung
October 17, 2002
The film is hampered by its predictable plot and paper-thin supporting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
David Noh
Film Journal International
October 22, 2002
The story is predictable in the extreme -- earnest to a fault and not leavened with enough true human eccentricity or humor.
Kim Morgan
November 8, 2002
It's so filled with cliches and stiff acting that it becomes hard to find anything notable except for its subject matter.
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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
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 25, 2002
Enormously entertaining for moviegoers of any age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
October 15, 2002
Ana is a vivid, vibrant individual and the movie's focus upon her makes it successful and accessible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 8, 2002
What enlivens this film, beyond the astute direction of Cardoso and beautifully detailed performances by all of the actors, is a note of defiance over social dictates.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 21, 2002
Just about everything in this movie rings true.
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
Eric D. Snider
December 16, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 27, 2002
Geoff Carter
Las Vegas Weekly
September 11, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
November 9, 2002
Mature and self-confident, Ana rejects such traditional notions of a woman's worth.

Boston Phoenix
November 18, 2002
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Houston Chronicle
November 23, 2002

Orlando Weekly
November 28, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 28, 2002

Baltimore Sun
December 23, 2002
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This is London
February 8, 2003

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Sydney Morning Herald
April 18, 2003
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