Bend it Like Beckham

Who wants to cook Aloo Gobi when you can bend a ball like Beckham?

An Indian family in London tries to raise their soccer-playing daughter in a traditional way. Unlike her traditional older sister, Pinky, who is preparing for a lavish Indian wedding and a lifetime of cooking the perfect chapati, Jess dreams of playing soccer professionally, like her hero David Beckham. Wholeheartedly against Jess' unorthodox ambition, her parents eventually reveal that their reservations have more to do with protecting her, than with holding her back. When Jess is forced to make a choice between tradition and her beloved sport, her family must decide whether to let her chase her dream--and a soccer ball--or follow a more orthodox path

Rotten Tomatoes Score:

85%

Genre:

Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Writer:

Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges, Guljit Bindra

Directors:

Gurinder Chadha

Leads:

Parminder K. Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Anupam Kher, Archie Panjabi, Shaznay Lewis, Frank Harper, Juliet Stevenson

Music:

Craig Pruess

Length:

112 minutes

Year:

2002

Country:

USA/UK/Germany

Language:

English, Punjabi, Hindi, German

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