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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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Mr. Bhamra
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Meena (as Poojah Shah)
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Sonny (as Saraj Chaudry)
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Storyline

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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team | soccer | shorts | punjabi | friend | See more »

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Don't call Them Chicks! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

1 August 2003 (USA)  »

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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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Many of the wedding guests are relatives of director Gurinder Chadha and added realism by throwing themselves wholeheartedly into the scenes and treating the shoot as if it were a real wedding. See more »

Goofs

When the men are fighting over the video camera at the wedding, one man gets it away from the cameraman and in the next shot the cameraman has it back in his arms and curls up on the floor with it. See more »

Quotes

Tony: Look, Jessie. You can't plan who you fall for. It just happens. I mean, look at... Posh and Becks.
Jess: Well, Beckham's the best.
Tony: [chuckles] Yeah! I really like Beckham too.
Jess: Well of course you do. No one can cross a ball or bend it like Beckham
Tony: [shakes head] No, Jess. I *really* like Beckham.
Jess: What? You mean...
[incredulous scoff]
Jess: But you're Indian!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Hot in Cleveland: Cleveland Indians (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Tere Bin Nahin Lagda
Written by Partners in Rhyme and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Published by Oriental Star Agencies Ltd.
Performed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Courtesy of Oriental Star Agencies Ltd.
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16 February 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Jess is 18, very smart and wants nothing more than to play football, when she joins a local team she has to lie to her parents again and again, as they would never approve of her chasing her dream, they want her to settle down with a nice Indian boy and learn how to cook.

Bend it Like Beckham is a very funny feel good movie that doesn't need to be deep and complex, it's just fine as it is. The cast are all very good and they play their roles very well, the story is simple and predictable, but it works perfectly and the script is very realistic and very funny.

A great Family movie 8/10


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