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Real Women Have Curves Reviews

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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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 21, 2002
Cardoso has done right in her precise and unsentimental direction of a screenplay based on Josefina Lopez's autobiographical play.
November 18, 2002
Real Women Have Curves makes for a refreshing mother-daughter outing that will leave you with an empowered smile, a newborn respect for all changes of life and a craving for flan.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 15, 2002
Real Women Have Curves is nowhere near a great film, but it is the most distinctive and appealing of entertainments.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 15, 2002
A vivid cinematic portrait.
November 15, 2002
Funny and touching.
Read More | Original Score: B
November 15, 2002
You watch for that sense of openness, the little surprises.
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
November 14, 2002
Not only does [Ferrera] have curves, but she also has big talent. Real Women is really great.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
November 8, 2002
Real moments. Real women.
November 8, 2002
What's most refreshing about Real Women Have Curves is its unforced comedy-drama and its relaxed, natural-seeming actors.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 8, 2002
It's anchored by splendid performances from an honored screen veteran and a sparkling newcomer who instantly transform themselves into a believable mother/daughter pair.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
November 8, 2002
[Ferrera] has the charisma of a young woman who knows how to hold the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 8, 2002
Given its winning story line and a terrific performance by newcomer America Ferrera in the lead, Real Women Have Curves could become the next My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
November 7, 2002
[Ferrera and Ontiveros] are the best things about a film that relies upon our suspension of disbelief over incongruous plot points and formulaic story.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 7, 2002
A real movie, about real people, that gives us a rare glimpse into a culture most of us don't know.
Read More | Original Score: B
November 1, 2002
Filled with vividly etched scenes of the Latina garment workers toiling away, underpaid for the overpriced Bloomingdales bound dresses they could never afford nor fit into.
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October 31, 2002
I'm not led down any new trails but I enjoyed the walk with "Real Women Have Curves," anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 30, 2002
The film is a very good viewing alternative for young women.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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