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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  1 August 2003 (USA)
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The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism by running off to Germany with a football team (soccer in America).

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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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Who wants to cook Aloo Gobi when you can bend a ball like Beckham? 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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Release Date:

1 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Joue-la comme Beckham  »

Box Office

Budget:

£3,500,159 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$161,528 (USA) (14 March 2003)

Gross:

$32,541,719 (USA) (17 October 2003)
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Gurinder Chadha:  The younger of the two women that Jules and Jesminder jog past in the park. See more »

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During several games, Jules' hair goes from being held back by bobby pins, then to a headband, and back to bobby pins. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Bhamra: What family would want a daughter-in-law who can run around kicking football all day but can't make round chapatis?
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Referenced in House M.D.: Man of the House (2012) See more »

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Pag Ghungroo
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From the film Namak Halaal (1982) (as Namak Halal)
Courtesy of Satyender Pal Chaudhry
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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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