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
Beating out established players like Luis Figo and Ronaldo, Parminder Nagra won the 2002 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)'s International Football Personality of the Year Presidential award, and she was the first female to ever receive the honor. See more »
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 »
I didn't ask to be good at football, Gura Nanak must have blessed me.
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The word football was been replaced by soccer in many US prints. See more »
Hey, check it out -- other countries can make predictable formula movies too! But seriously, even though no plot "twist" in this movie comes as a surprise, it's smartly written, full of entertaining little touches (especially concerning the main character's Panjabi family and their social circle) and thoroughly enjoyable. I came out grinning. Performances were good all around, too.
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