Bend It Like Beckham | 2003

Comedy, Sports
An Indian family in London tries to raise their soccer-playing daughter in a traditional way. Unlike her traditional older sister, Pinky, who is preparing for a lavish Indian wedding and a lifetime of cooking the ...more
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Awards: 1 Golden Globe nomination. Another 4 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Jess Bharma

Actor

... Jules Paxton

Actor

... Mel

Actor

... Joe

Actor

... Paula Paxton

Actor

... Mr Bharma

Actor

... Teetu

Actor

... Pinky Bharma

Actor

... Alan Paxton

Actor

... Bubbly

Actor

... Meena

Actor

... Mrs Bharma

Actor

Company

BSkyB

Production Company

Bilb/Road Movies

Production Company

Bilb/Road Movies

Production Company

British Screen Finance

Production Company

Eyeszeit Filmservice

Production Company

Production Company

Synopsis

An Indian family in London tries to raise their soccer-playing daughter in a traditional way. Unlike her traditional older sister, Pinky, who is preparing for a lavish Indian wedding and a lifetime of cooking the perfect chapati, Jess dreams of playing 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--or follow a more orthodox path.

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