Real Women Have Curves

Synopsis: This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college. Torn between her mainstream ambitions and her cultural heritage she agrees to work with her mother at her sister's downtown LA sewing factory. Over the summer she learns to admire the hardworking team of women who teach her solidarity and teamwork. Still at odds with what her mother expects of her, Ana realizes that leaving home to continue her education is essential to finding her place proudly in the world as an American and Chicana.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Patricia Cardoso
Production: HBO Films
  7 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

in the soap opera The Poor Cry More.

- They're better. Isn't that so?

- Much better.


to her mother who was crying there.

And it cut her head off!

Get water, the burner's here.

Look. What do you think?

I say this from the heart.

Tell me. What?

I'm sorry.

Good luck.

Mrs. Carmen...

thank you for everything.

God bless you.

And you, Mrs. Carmen?

And you say I don't love you.

And you, girl?

You little brat!

You burned yourself, dear!

"Heal, heal, little frog tail.

"If it doesn't heal now,

it will heal tomorrow."

Fatty, wake up.



God damn him.

She's worse than you said.

Did you say something, Estela?

Your mother is waiting for you, dear.

Your mother is a little crazy.

She's asking for her little girl.

Who knows what she might want?

- Hi.

- Hi.

Shut the door.

- Are you ready to leave?

- I'm coming, Grandpa!

Let's go.

- And where are you two going?

- Ana invited me to the movies tonight.

I think it's a great idea.

- Don't wait up for us.

- Have fun.

Thank you, good night.

We'll meet here in two hours.

Be good.


Come on, hurry up.



Let's go, guys.

Good evening.

Thank you, darling.

- Whose turn is it?

- Mine.

Here's my piece.

It's that man who's always looking for Ana.

Okay, let me see.

- Good afternoon.

- Good afternoon.

- Come in.

- Thanks.


It's okay, Carmencita.

Don't put chilies on the nopalitos.

I'll get an upset stomach.

Then don't eat them.


What a beauty.

Why didn't you value yourself?

That means "the change of life."


He who smells it first

is the one who has it beneath him.

Put it on.

And you?

Hail Mary! What are you trying to do?

That's nothing.

Have you all gone mad?

And how good this feels!

You have no shame.

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