Bend It Like Beckham (2002) Poster

Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Joe



  • [explaining to Joe how she got the large burn scar on her thigh that makes her shy of wearing shorts] 

    Jess : I was eight. My mum was working overtime at Heathrow. And I was trying to cook beans on toast. And I jumped up to the grill to get the toast. And my trousers caught light so my sister put me in the bath, poured cold water over me and pulled them off. And half my skin came off too.

    Joe : Sorry.

    Jess : I know - it put me off beans on toast for life.

  • Jess : I'm sorry I missed that penalty, coach.

    Joe : It's okay, losing to the Jerries on penalties comes natural to you English. You're part of tradition now!

  • Joe : Look, Jess. I saw it. She fouled you. She tugged your shirt. You just overreacted, that's all.

    Jess : That's not all. She called me a Paki. But I guess that's something you wouldn't understand.

    Joe : Jess, I'm Irish. Of course I understand what that feels like.

  • Joe : Look, I can't let you go without knowing.

    Jess : What?

    Joe : That even with the distance, and it concerns your family, we might still have something. Don't you think?

  • Joe : Maybe after they train you up I'll sign you - if I can afford you.

    Jess : Yeah you wish!

  • Joe : Where do you normally play?

    Jess : In the park.

    Joe : No... I meant what position?

  • Jess : Why are you doing this to me, Joe? Every time I talk myself out of it, you come around and make it sound so easy.

    Joe : I guess I don't want to give up on you.

  • Jules : We need you come to the Grand Final.

    Jess : I can't.

    Jules : [thinking it's about seeing Joe]  You have to come!

    Jess : No, I can't!


    Jess : It's the same day as my sister's wedding.

    Jules : [moaning quietly]  Aw, shit.

    Jess : [later, to Joe]  Jess can't come on the 25th. It's the same day as her sister's wedding.

    Joe : [angrily]  *Shit!*

  • Joe : Your mum's a barrel of laughs compared to my dad.

  • Joe : You're lucky... to have a family that cares that much about you. I can understand you don't want to mess with it.

    Jess : Joe...

    Joe : And I don't fancy being busted by your dad again. You better get back.

  • Joe : Can't keep losing all my best players to the Yanks now can I?

  • Jess : Joe! I'm going! They said I could go!

    [Joe and Jess hug tightly] 

    Men in Background : Oi, oi, oi!

    Jess : I'm sorry, I forgot.

    Joe : That's okay now. I'm not your coach anymore. We can do what we want.

    [Joe leans in to kiss Jess. Jess wants to, but pulls back] 

    Jess : Joe...

    Joe : [quickly pulls away]  Your dad's not here is he?

    Jess : I'm sorry Joe. I can't.

    Joe : I thought you wanted...

    Jess : Letting me go to America is a really big step for my mum and dad. I don't know how they'd survive if I told them about you too.

    Joe : I guess there's not much point with you going to America anyway. Is there?

    [she shakes her head and they hug each other tightly] 

  • Joe : How do you know she's serious? I haven't got time to piss around, Jules.

    Jules : She's got balls, Joe. At least watch her.

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