Bend It Like Beckham

Bend It Like Beckham

Bend It Like Beckham

A teenage daughter of strict traditional Sikh parents has eyes for soccer stardom in this UK rom-com and surprise box office charmer. With the aid of her best friend Jules (Keira Knightley), Jesminder (Parminder Nagra) secretly embarks on a trip to Germany with a football team in the hopes of taking her sporting talent to the next level.

2002Rating: PG112 minsUK, Germany, USA
ComedyDramaSportRomance

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Bend It Like Beckham / Reviews

Time Out

Time Out

Nagra and Knightley have winning personalities, but credit should also go to writer/director Chadha for getting the balance right between humour and pathos, and sporting and romantic action.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Coming after Monsoon Wedding and My Son the Fanatic, Bend It Like Beckham seems like a step backward.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Undemanding, unambitious comedy.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Just about perfect as a teenage coming-of-age comedy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A charming, often hilarious experience, brimming with excellent performances and clever dialogue.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Delightfully upbeat, it will send you back out onto the street grinning from ear to ear.

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