8:00 PM, 29th July, 2003
Manni has a problem. He needs money and he needs it fast. However, girlfriend Lola is there to help
..Manni has a problem. He needs money and he needs it fast. However, girlfriend Lola is there to help
....Manni has a problem. He needs money and he needs it fast. However, girlfriend Lola is there to help
Confused? When you see the film you'll understand. You'll also see how both characters can come to sticky ends yet come away with the sweetest victory
Combined with a thumping techno soundtrack, a really cool hairdo and clever animation mixed in with the footage, it's no wonder Run Lola Run has already achieved cult status
If you haven't seen this film, it's about time you did. If you have seen it, you won't need this review to get you to come and see it again
9:30 PM, 29th July, 2003
Ana (Fererra) is a second-generation Mexican-American girl who has just finished high school. Her ambition is to go on to college, so that she may put her talents to a better use than at home, where she is expected to help in her sister's dress factory. Her English teacher (Lopez) supports her, and encourages her to submit college applications and to apply for a scholarship. Ana's mother (Ontiveros), however, will have none of it; "I've had to work since I was 13," she says. "Now it's her turn.
This sentiment is pivotal in the film, which explores intergenerational conflict and bitterness, a clash of cultures, and the array of different social expectations placed on women. For all that, though, Real Women doesn't come across as heavy-handed or laboriously profound. It is simple, yet incisive; the characters are believable (to the point where they will often make you squirm) and their happenings are explored with respect, but without undue gravitas
Real Women Have Curves is a good film with a positive message presented warmly and with humour. You might walk out feeling better than when you went in; you may even be tempted to walk around in your underwear at work.