Sometimes, to follow your dreams…you've go to bend the rules! Audiences and critics alike are cheering wildly for this "exhilarating…terrific comedy" (Entertainment Weekly) about a young girl who is torn between adhering to family traditions and attaining super-stardom on the soccer field. Hailed as the year's must-see crowd pleaser that "makes you feel good and laugh out loud" (Chicago Sun-Times), "Bend It Like Beckham" scores! (Time Magazine)
Bend It Like Beckham is true girl power. This glorious comedy centers on Jess (Parminder Nagra), an Indian girl born in England whose only desire is to become a football--or, as we say on this side of the Atlantic, soccer--star like her idol, David Beckham; but her traditional family refuses to even consider it. With the help of her new friend Juliet (Keira Knightley), Jess secretly joins a girls' team under the guidance of a male coach (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). As the team starts to gain some attention, Jess's secret can't be kept forever. The story of Bend It Like Beckham is so genuine and detailed that it transcends all the sports-movie formulas that it also fulfills with cheeky exuberance. Wonderfully acted, and written and directed with loving care by Gurinder Chadha (Bhaji on the Beach, What's Cooking?), this movie is pure delight from start to finish. --Bret Fetzer
Received movie and not able to play it! Not happy very disappointed!Published 8 months ago by louise cameron
DO NOT PURCHASE THIS DVD!!!!
As it was ordered from overseas (I'm in Canada), it is locked and cannot be played by blue-ray players in this region. I've asked a few I.T. Read more
this is a movie for all ages and a great one, loved it since I love soccer, great movie to watch with the kids!!Published 14 months ago by Pamela Ritchie
Bend it Like Beckham is a British comedy flick about a talented girl named Jesminder (aka Jess) who loves to play soccer and has one really big problem: her rigid Punjabi Sikh... Read morePublished on June 29 2013 by Swadhi
I just watched this movie and I feel disappointed. The original idea is very good and was for more, instead the film turns in to a cheese soap opera which I just wanted to stop. Read morePublished on July 11 2005 by chayito
Family values and girl power rules in this movie.
The story is about a tomboy girl growing up in a traditional Indian family, which of course is more partial for her to be... Read more