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PG-13| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
Jess Bhamra (Parminder Nagra), the daughter of a strict Indian couple (Anupam Kher, Shaheen Khan) in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton (Keira Knightley), who then convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess uses elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also dealing with her romantic feelings for her coach, Joe.

Cast: Parminder Nagra , Keira Knightley , Anupam Kher , Archie Panjabi , Shaznay Lewis , Frank Harper , Juliet Stevenson , Shaheen Khan

Director: Gurinder Chadha

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Fox

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

Release Date: March 12th, 2003|1 hr. 52 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Writer-director Gurinder Chadha juggles all the angles with flair and fairness. Like Nagra and Knightley, the movie is a sweetheart. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Routine, genial sports movie. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The juxtaposition between the fast-paced plays on the soccer field and the color-drenched, music-infused wedding party is a highlight of this captivating film. show more

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