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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 August 2003 (USA)
The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism and joins a football team.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 17 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Joe
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Pinky Bhamra
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Mel
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Meena (as Poojah Shah)
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Taz
Saraj Chaudhry ...
Sonny (as Saraj Chaudry)
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A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham explores the world of women's football, from kick-abouts in the park to freekicks in the Final. Set in Hounslow, West London and Hamburg, the film follows two 18 year olds with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer. Heart-stopping talent doesn't seem to be enough when your parents want you to hang up your football boots, find a nice boyfriend and learn to cook the perfect chapatti. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes, to follow your dreams... you've got to bend the rules! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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1 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Joue-la comme Beckham  »

Box Office

Budget:

£3,500,159 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,001,795 (UK) (12 April 2002)

Gross:

$32,541,719 (USA) (17 October 2003)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Hounslow Harriers team does not exist in real life, but almost all the players (in the movie) are professional footballers. See more »

Goofs

During the final match (while Jess is still changing in the car), when the first goal is scored, a completely different ball is shown going into the net. See more »

Quotes

Paula: You know Jesminder, I cooked a lovely curry the other day.
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There are no character names in the cast list except "Hounslow Harriers" for the minor players on the team. See more »

Connections

Featured in 20 to 1: Girls on Film (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Rail Gaddi
Written by Kuljit Bhamra
Published by Kuljit Bhamra
Vocals by Chirag Pechan
Licensed courtesy of Multitone Records/BMG Entertainment International UK & Ireland Ltd.
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I LOVE THIS MOVIE.
4 October 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

As a former 2 time Okinawan Karate world champion, I like movies about sacrifice for sport. But this movie is about so much more. This movie is so good and so deep. I have recently been plagued by very serious injury and pretty much a disastrous lack of passion. Almost lights out for me. And this silly little movie touched me so deep that like out of a daze it reminded me about what life is supposed to be about. This is a movie about living. Living your life for yourself and respect for others. Empowerment. God, bless "Bend it like Beckham" I believe it is a true gem.


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