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28th
AUG

Bend It Like Beckham

Posted by Player under Drama

Bend It Like BeckhamEvery year there comes a movie that is suppose to be “ethnic” and we are suppose to view it as good film, Bend It Like Beckham, is such a film. Like other films that fall into this category, namely the film about the kid who practiced ballet against his father’s wishes, comes to mind, this is a film about a young kid who has to sneak around because of a disapproving parent.

Jesminder “Jess” Bhamra is a yound Indian girl who loves soccer, but who’s parents feel she should move past girlhood fantasies and become a woman, meaning taking on responsibility and acting more lady like. However when Jess is spotted by Juliette “Jules” Paxton, an English teenager with the same passion for soccer, she becomes encouraged to play for an all-girl soccer team. Eventually Jess and Jules becomes good friends and since they are girls, good rivals when it comes to the attention of their young Irish coach.

The supporting cast is made up of Jule’s parents in contrast to Jess’s very traditional family. There is a lot of light humor and the plot is pretty much the same as Billy Elliot.

The film features a strange mix of music, from 70’s funk to 80’s feel-good songs, all pretty upbeat.

Although the film lacks the depth of say Muriel’s Wedding, it still has good acting, some decent sub-plots to keep its audience.

Final Thoughts: I’d probably would label this film as a film for women, simply because it falls really close to My Big Greek Wedding, which is also a film aimed at a female audience.

3 out 5 stars

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