PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama
This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly ... See full summary »
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.
It's a matter of principle. It's not fair. I worked since I was 13 years old and Ana is 18 years old. Now it's her turn.
The photograph of Ana that is tucked into Carmen's bedroom mirror disappears and reappears between shots in the final scene.
$183,772 (USA) (20 October 2002)
$5,844,929 (USA) (30 March 2003)
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