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  • Summary: The story of Ana (Ferrera), a first generation Mexican-American teenager torn between her mainstream ambitions and her cultural heritage. (HBO Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 88
    Enormously entertaining for moviegoers of any age -- But for young women depressed because they don't look like skinny models, this film is a breath of common sense and fresh air. Real Women Have Curves is a reminder of how rarely the women in the movies are real.
  2. Passionately acted and grittily convincing.
  3. 80
    Accomplished and invigorating debut feature from Colombian-born director Patricia Cardoso that took both the Audience Award and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance this year.
  4. 75
    Ana is a vivid, vibrant individual and the movie's focus upon her makes it successful and accessible.
  5. 75
    A warm, funny, engaging film by Patricia Cardoso that realistically portrays the struggles of many first-generation American women.
  6. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    70
    Delightful coming-of-age comedy-drama.
  7. 42
    A little movie, fine, but a little movie with little in the way of character composition, cinematic panache or intelligent writing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8