Feisty Mexican-American teenager Ana should have the world at her feet. She's about to graduate from high school and has a good chance of going to college, but her mother Carmen has other ideas - Ana should start to provide for the family and join her elder sister in her downtown LA sewing factory. Now she's torn between her family and her ambitions. During the hot Summer that follows, her struggle to become her own person will touch the lives of everyone around her.
A new twist on an old story
- Real Women Have Curves review by Shatner's Bassoon
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Real Women Have Curves takes a well used story and gives it a fresh approach by making the lead character an overweight teenage girl of Mexican origin, whose mother is holding her back by using her weight and ethnicity as reasons keep her in her place, and to give up on any ideas of going to college in favour of working in the family owned business. It's a nice enough film with decent performances, but other than that it's pretty forgettable stuff.