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Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

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

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Joe
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Pinky Bhamra
Shaznay Lewis ...
Mel
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Shaheen Khan ...
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Meena (as Poojah Shah)
Paven Virk ...
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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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Trivia

Anupam Kher (Mr. Bhamra) is a superstar of Hindi cinema (aka "Bollywood"), with a career that spans almost twenty years with nearly 150 feature films made. See more »

Goofs

A crew member was in the back seat, rocking the car at the airport that Jess's sister and her fianc» are in alone. At one point you can see three heads pop up over the seat. See more »

Quotes

[Re: Jesminder's breasts]
Dressmaker: Don't worry, Miss Bahmra. Our designs will make even these little mosquito bites look like juicy, juicy mangos!
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Crazy Credits

There are no character names in the cast list except "Hounslow Harriers" for the minor players on the team. See more »


Soundtracks

Pag Ghungroo
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From the film Namak Halaal (1982) (as Namak Halal)
Courtesy of Satyender Pal Chaudhry
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A southern East Is East
13 April 2002 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

The title of this film nearly put me off watching it. Not being a Manchester United fan, the mere mention of Beckham was a bit off putting, however I put my prejudices behind me and I'm glad I did.

I wasn't expecting much of a film, but I was pleasantly surprised. The film sped along with me never looking at my watch and I enjoyed every second of the film. If you liked East is East then you'll love this film. OK so the storyline is nothing new, and the classic storylines are contained within the film but it's all done very funnily, and with a breath of fresh air. The film moves very fast and keeps the audiance entertained. The occaisional funny moments are a good chuckle and not some poor attempt at humour, and best of all it's a good british comedy.


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