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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A warm, funny family story that defies popular notions about immigrant families. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Ms. Ferrera is an engaging performer; you find yourself rooting for Ana from the start, even though you know, from the predictable script by George LaVoo and Josefina Lopez, that rooting isn't required for a happy outcome. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    What's most refreshing about Real Women Have Curves is its unforced comedy-drama and its relaxed, natural-seeming actors. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Any woman who wears more than a size 12 -- and that would be the majority of adult females in the United States -- will get buckets of self-esteem from Real Women Have Curves. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    I have seen the future of Hollywood movie stardom, and its name is America Ferrera. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Passionately acted and grittily convincing. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The film offers an unusually rounded picture of a Latino family. All the men work, getting up early to do blue-collar jobs that demand dedication and responsible behavior. (We don't see much of them, but they have a strong presence in the household.) show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's a warmly realistic comedy-drama that pulls you right into its lively, well-drawn L.A. milieu. show more

  • 75
    Marta Barber Miami Herald

    A warm, funny, engaging film by Patricia Cardoso that realistically portrays the struggles of many first-generation American women. show more

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