Bend it Like Beckham

Thursday 27th March 200310:00 PM, Thursday 26th February 20047:00 PM, Tuesday 23rd November 20104:00 PM

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

Director:

Gurinder Chadha

Writers:

Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges, Guljit Bindra

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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