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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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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) (14 April 2002)

Gross:

$32,543,449 (USA) (23 October 2003)
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Trivia

A rumor regarding the film purports that by the end of the movie, Jess and Jules were originally supposed to become a couple. However, in no iteration of the script were the two ever romantically paired. See more »

Goofs

When Jules is in her bed depressed, she takes the picture of her and Joe and crumples it. But when it is seen in the trash, it only has a few creases in it and it looks pretty intact. See more »

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[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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Special thanks to ... Bhamra Family ... See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Marge Gamer (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Do Your Thing
(2001)
Written by Richard G. Mitchell (as Richard Mitchell), Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Used by kind permission of Universal/MCA Music Ltd.
Performed by Basement Jaxx
Licensed courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd.
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Great Entertainment
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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