Bend it Like Beckham

Comedy | 2002 | UK | 112 mins | English

Directed by

Gurinder Chadha


Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers


Gurinder Chadha, Deepak Nayar


A kaleidoscope of colour and culture clash humorously as an Indian family in London tries to raise their football-playing daughter in a traditional way. Unlike tarty elder sister Pinky, who is preparing for an Indian wedding and a lifetime of cooking the perfect chapatti, Jess' dream is to play football professionally like her hero David Beckham. Wholeheartedly against Jess' unorthodox ambition, her parents eventually reveal that their reservations have more to do with protecting her than with holding her back. When Jess is forced to make a choice between tradition and her beloved sport, her family must decide whether to let her chase her dream...and a football.