Release Date: March 12th, 2003
DVD Release Date: November 25th, 2002
PG-13|1 hr 52 min
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.
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Production Co: Kintop Pictures, Scion Films, Helkon Media AG, Film Council, British Screen Productions