As the summer goes by Ana grows into a confident woman through experiences with Jimmy, and positive self-affirmation.

Real Women Have Curves is a 2002 American comedy-drama film that takes place in East Los Angeles.

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.

Ana’s mother is resolute, saying that there is absolutely no way Ana will go away.

Carmen says Ana belongs at home and that’s the end of the story.

Estela protests, saying there isn’t enough to pay Ana.

Carmen insists, saying it’s time Ana starts working for the family, no matter how little money she gets paid.Despite the warnings of her critical mother, Ana gains support from her sister and father to pursue success beyond the borders of East Los Angeles.She also starts to call out her mother on her critical and emotionally abusive ways.Ana’s grandfather and father try to defuse the situation, until her mother and Estela start discussing the family factory – a very small run-down dressmaking warehouse that Estela runs, and Carmen works at.Carmen tells Ana that it’s time she started working at the factory.The film is based on a play (of the same title) written by Josefina Lopez, who co-authored the screenplay for the film with producer George La Voo.