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Real Women Have Curves Reviews

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March 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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-
October 22, 2002
PC stability notwithstanding, the film suffers from a simplistic narrative and a pat, fairy-tale conclusion.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
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
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
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.
October 17, 2002
The film is hampered by its predictable plot and paper-thin supporting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 22, 2002
The story is predictable in the extreme -- earnest to a fault and not leavened with enough true human eccentricity or humor.
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 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
August 7, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 25, 2002
Enormously entertaining for moviegoers of any age.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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
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.
October 21, 2002
Just about everything in this movie rings true.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 16, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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