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Bend It Like Beckham (2003)

Bend It Like Beckham

Overview


Genre

Comedy, Drama

Release Date

March 12, 2003

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

112 min.

Studio

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Gurinder Chadha

Producer

Gurinder Chadha, Deepak Nayar

Screenwriter

Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges, Guljit Bindra

Starring

Story


What happens when you bend the rules to follow your dreams? BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM is a new British film about a teenage girl named Jess (Parminder Nagra) living in London who must make a choice between following the traditions of her Indian familiy or pursuing her dream of becoming a soccer sensation. Unlike her older sister, Pinky (Archie Punjabi), who abides by her parents' wishes and marries a proper Indian boy, Jess aspires to achieve the success of her idol, soccer superstar David Beckham.

When she meets Jules (Keira Knightley), who also shares a passion for soccer, the two find strength in their drive to be the best. They take their talents to the field and lead their team to victory against all odds. When they both fall head over cleats for their soccer coach, Joe (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), their friendship is tested. When their team prepares to face their toughest opponent, Jess must confront not only her loyalty to her best friend and her family, but ultimately to herself.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it's not quite as funny as it should be..”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
“..exactly the kind of quaint British film Americans love..”
by [E! Online]
“..well-played, exhibiting clashes and nooks of two different cultures in one space..”
by Greg Muskewitz [EFilmCritic]