Bend It Like Beckham

Bend It Like Beckham

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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

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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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Bend It Like Beckham | Release Details

Bend It Like Beckham is now playing in 1 cinema in Australia. Bend It Like Beckham is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV and Foxtel and Binge and Ritz at Home and Prime Video Store.