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Bend It Like Beckham

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Gurinder Chadha

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About the Movie

A kaleidoscope of color and culture clash humorously as an Indian family in London tries to raise their soccer-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 soccer 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 soccer ball.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 151
  • Fresh: 129
  • Rotten: 22
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The acting is as nimble as the footwork. – Jumana Farouky, TIME Magazine, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A rare amalgam of funny, sweet, action-packed and inspiring. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: More rooted in small-screen sitcom than anything deeper. – Derek Elley, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: This is a movie with bruised shins and a huge heart. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

I love this movie

I watch it every time I can catch it on TV it's a good movie.


I loved this movie and it was really fun to watch with family and is good for car trips. If you like soccer this is a really good movie!!!!!! I loved every single second of it!

TOO GOOD is all I can say

This movie launched Keira's Career. It is absolutely one of the best culture clash movies ever. It tugs the hear strings, it is full of laughs, and has the excitement of soccer matches, what more could you want.