Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Ana loses her virginity to her boyfriend. The couple is shown naked together in his bedroom (though nothing really racy is shown). Ana also lies to her parents to go on dates and encourages her coworkers to strip to their underwear at work. Her mother constantly insults her weight and calls her a slut in Spanish. Profanity includes one "f--k" and one "s--t." Ana struggles with pleasing her family, growing up, and following her dreams, all in an environment in which poverty makes it very hard to get ahead.
Plenty of hand-holding, kissing, and making out. Ana loses her virginity to Jimmy, though nothing really racy is shown. Led by the overheated Ana, the female factory workers all strip to their underwear and compare body size and cellulite. Still in their undies, they dance to the radio.
One use of "f--k" and one "s--t." Carmen calls Ana a tramp and a slut in Spanish.
Ana triumphs over her mother's constant belittling. She struggles to feel at ease in her body even though it doesn't conform to media-sanctioned ideals of thinness. She often states that there is more to her than the way she looks. Getting an education is highly valued. Family loyalty also is emphasized but not to the exclusion of self-betterment.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Ana buys a cigar for her grandfather.