Bend It Like Beckham

Synopsis: A comedy about bending the rules to reach your goal, Bend It Like Beckham explores the world of women's football, from kick-abouts in the park to freekicks in the Final. Set in Hounslow, West London and Hamburg, the film follows two 18 year olds with their hearts set on a future in professional soccer. Heart-stopping talent doesn't seem to be enough when your parents want you to hang up your football boots, find a nice boyfriend and learn to cook the perfect chapatti.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Gurinder Chadha
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 17 wins & 19 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

Still, can't stand here chatting all day.

l gotta go to aling for my facial. Laters!

- Bye, Pink.

- Laters.

Stupid bitch!

Why did she have to get blue contacts?

Now I can't wear mine, can I?

You're mad.

l wouldn't be seen dead in that!

They're all the rage, poppet.

You blow 'em up, just like a Lilo.

Look, this little pump comes free with it.

Pop it in there, in the valve.

Pump, pump, pump away, up it goes.

Then...slip it back in there...

..boom boom!


And they're perfect

while you're still growing

- cos they lift you right there.

- Mum!

- God, you're so embarrassing!

- They make more of what you've got.

All the girls have bought one

for their daughters.

Well... Well, look, there's the Fleur.

That's pretty. Mm?

And the gel bra, that's a clever one.

No pumping. lt's already in there.

Oh no, sweetheart,

not the sports bras.

They're so plain. They don't enhance.

Well, no one's gonna see them.

No, but it's not how they look,

it's how they make you feel. m?

l really like that lace Lycra one.

Uh-oh, there's your mate.

Let's make this quick, yeah?

I hope his mum wears a cardy

over her three stomachs tomorrow!

- Shut up, she's old.

- So?

All right, Jess? iya, Pinky.

May you have a long life, my daughters!

- verything getting ready for tomorrow?

- Yes, Massiji. Mum's making the samosas.

May God keep you and your husband

in endless happiness!

And pray for me,

that l get a lovely daughter-in-law like you

for my ony.


Aww, thank you, Massiji!

O, bye, yeah?

- ow was biology?

- Did you do the genetics one?

The daughter was a carrier

and when she married

she passed the defective gene to her son.

Yeah, l got that, too.

l hope l get my two As and a B for uni.

Come on, Jess.

- You going to the park later?

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Gurinder Chadha

Gurinder Chadha, (born 10 January 1960) is an English film director of Kenyan Asian origin. Most of her films explore the lives of Indians living in England. This common theme among her work showcases the trials of Indian women living in England and how they must reconcile their converging traditional and modern cultures. Although many of her films seem like simple quirky comedies about Indian women, they actually address many social and emotional issues, especially ones faced by immigrants caught between two worlds. Much of her work also consists of adaptations from book to film, but with a different flare. She is best known for the hit films Bhaji on the Beach (1993), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Bride and Prejudice (2004), Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008), and the comedy film It's a Wonderful Afterlife (2010). Her latest feature is the partition drama Viceroy's House (2017). more…

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