Film / Real Women Have Curves

Carmen: I love you, that's why I'm making you miserable.

Real Women Have Curves is an American movie starring America Ferrera. The plot revolves around Ana García, a Mexican-American teenager who turns 18 by the start of the movie. She attends Beverly Hills High School, helps her sister Estela in her dress factory and has to deal with her über-critical mother who wants her to be more like Estela.

This film provides examples of:

  • Badass Grandpa: Ana's grandpa.
  • Fat and Proud: the characters in this movie consider themselves beautiful even though they're fat.
  • Foreign Cuss Word: a lot of them. For instance:
    Carmen: You are a puta!
  • Idealized Sex: Averted for Ana and Jimmy; it's handled like, well, two teenagers having sex for the first time.
  • Miss Conception: Ana's mother mistakes menopause for a new pregnancy. While a simple misdiagnosis like this wouldn't normally fit the trope, Mama is sufficiently ignorant of her own biology that she needs her (male) doctor to explain what menopause is.
  • Parental Favoritism: her mother often says that she'd like Ana to be more like Estela.
  • Real Women Have Curves: [invoked] the Trope Namer.
  • Spicy Latina: Ana, to some extent.
  • Token White: Ana's boyfriend.