Real Women Have Curves

Real Women Have Curves

2002 comedy-drama film by Patricia Cardoso
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Real Women Have Curves is a 2002 American comedy-drama film directed by Patricia Cardoso, based on the play of the same name by Josefina López, who co-authored the screenplay for the film with George LaVoo. The film stars America Ferrera (in her feature film debut) as protagonist Ana García. It gained fame after winning the Audience Award for best dramatic film, and the Special Jury Prize for acting in the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. The film went on to receive the Youth Jury Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the Humanitas Prize, the Imagen Award, and Special Recognition by the National Board of Review. According to the Sundance Institute, the film gives a voice to young women who are struggling to love themselves and find respect in the United States.

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Real Women Have Curves
by Josefina López
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Jim Denault
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Sloane Klevin
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Newmarket Films
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93 minutes
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United States
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  • English
  • Spanish
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$3,000,000 USD
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$6,000,000 USD
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Pancha: Like my grandmother used to say, "There's no better dressing than meat on bones."
  • Some of the cast dubbed their characters in Spanish
  • The producers put out a casting call for girls who were "fat" or "overweight", and had thousands of girls show up who were clearly not fat or overweight, but all thought that they were.

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