over 5 years
Slow establishing characters, long conclusion, enjoyable in the middle.
Chelsey Blair Kendig
over 5 years
Would have been better if the girls had ended up together. Joe was such an obvious device
Edwooger Fischer Heitmann
over 7 years
A light movie to enjoy. Multi-cultural view of England in a good way with a twist.
over 8 years
Keira Knightly in a sports bra :)
Bend It Like Beckham is a 2002 comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Myers, Anupam Kher, Shaznay Lewis, and Archie Panjabi first released in the United Kingdom. The film was directed by Gurinder Chadha. Its title comes from the soccer player David Beckham and his skill at scoring from free kicks by "bending" (curving) the ball past a wall of defenders.
Jesminder "Jess" Bhamra (Parminder Nagra) is the 18-year-old daughter of Punjabi Sikhs living in Hounslow, west London. Juliette "Jules" Paxton (Keira Knightley) is the daughter of an English couple. Jess is infatuated with football, but because she is female her parents do not allow her to play. However, she sometimes plays in the park with various boys and her good friend Tony, a closet homosexual. When Jules discovers Jess' skills, she invites Jess to try out for her local team, the Hounslow Harriers, coached by Joe (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). Although initially skeptical, Joe is convinced by watching...