Friday, 22 July 2011

Film Review - Bend It Like Beckham

Release: 2002
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Starring: Parminder Nagra , Keira Knightley

Another film I had very low expectations for, but actually found myself really enjoying. The protagonist, Parminder Nagra, is a young Asian girl who wants nothing more to play football, but does so in secret as not to raise the ire of her very traditional parents. She secretly joins a local women's team who are a few good wins away from being watched by American scouts, which is the pinnacle of women's football.

She becomes great friends with Keira Knightley, but soon they come into conflict as they both fancy their football coach. It's got comedy, romance, drama and all the things you would want from a light-hearted but not throw-away family film.

The final act was great, and left me with a smile. A very not-bad British film


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