Sometimes, to follow your dreams, you've go to bend the rules! Jess was born in England to an Indian family, and she dreams of becoming a soccer star, just like her idol, David Beckham — but her traditional family refuses to allow her to play. When she meets Juliet, who plays on a local girls' team, Jess decides to secretly join the team. But as she develops her skills and the team starts gaining attention, will Jess be able to keep her secret, or can she convince her parents to flex enough to allow her to play the game she loves?
Audiences and critics alike cheered wildly for this "exhilarating terrific comedy" (Entertainment Weekly) about a young girl who is torn between adhering to family traditions and attaining super-stardom on the soccer field.
The story of Bend It Like Beckham is so genuine and detailed that it transcends all the sports-movie formulas that it also fulfills with cheeky exuberance.
Wonderfully acted, and written and directed with loving care by Gurinder Chadha (Bhaji on the Beach, What's Cooking?), this movie is pure delight from start to finish. -- Bret Fetzer
|Recommended Age||12 and up|
|Special Features||Mighty Girl Top Picks|
|Actors||Parminder K Magra, Keira Knightley|
|Running Time||112 minutes|
|Studio||20th Century Fox|
|Release Date||Sep 30, 2003|