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Bend It like Beckham

Bend It like Beckham movie poster
PG-13 1h 52m
Comedy, Drama
Released August 1st, 2003

Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

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.

Directed By:
Gurinder Chadha
Written By:
Guljit Bindra, Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha