Bend it like Beckham

112 minutes 2002 6.7

Jess is 18, has Beckham as her great idol and plays football at least as good as Beckham - so the world should be at her feet. But Jess is a girl. Of Indian descent and ready for marriage, according to her parents. Her talent for football is discovered by her friend Jules, who persuades her coach to include Jess in their team. Despite her parents' strict rule of no football, Jess attends trainings and games. And then there's the attention from the handsome coach, Joe. One day Jess' parents discovers that she does not work, but plays football, and the rumour among the Indian families is that Jess and Jules are romantically involved. Jess's sister is about to get married, but the prospective in-laws call off the engagament immediately.

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Category: Feature Film
Genre: Drama, comedy, romance
Actors: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Script: Gurinder Chadha, Guljit Bindra, Paul Mayeda Berges
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English