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Sweet family comedy has girl power galore. Jesminder (Nagra) is the teenaged daughter of East Indian parents, living in a middle-class London suburb. They wish Jess would be more like her older sister Pinky (Panjabi), who is anticipating her traditional wedding. But what shy Jess wants is to play professional soccer--her hero is superstar player David Beckham--and she secretly joins a local team after befriending fellow player Juliette (Knightley). She impresses (and develops a crush on) her coach Joe (Rhys-Meyers) while trying to keep her activities from her disapproving parents. Of course, there has to be a big game, which will showcase Jess's talents.

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Available on Running time 112 minutes. Originally from British, German.

Cast and Crew

Sports Comedies, Soccer, Female Bonding, London, Wedding Bells, Junior Jocks, Teen Angst, Family Comedy
Gurinder Chadha, Paul Mayeda Berges, Guljit Bindra
Parminder K. Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Shaheen Khan, Anupam Kher, Archie Panjabi, Juliet Stevenson, Frank Harper, Shaznay Lewis
Jong Lin
Gurinder Chadha
Craig Preuss
John Hayes, Liz Gallacher, Justin Krish, Mark Scruton, Ralph Holes, Nick Ellis
Deepak Nayar, Gurinder Chadha, Kintop Pictures, Road Movies, Roc Media, Fox Searchlight

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Bend It Like Beckham
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I used to love watching this movie! The Bhamra family has been settled in Great Britain for several years. They have two daughters, Pinky and Jessminder. Pinky is in the process of getting married, and Jessminder is preparing to play soccer. Jessminder knows she is good at the sport, but her parents are clearly uncomfortable with their daughter running around in shorts, chasing a big ball, instead of being clad in a traditional salwar khameez, and learning to cook East Indian recipes. She must now decide what's important for her. To make matters worse, a football tournament is arranged on the very day of her sister's marriage.