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Bend It Like Beckham (DVD, 2002)
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Jess Bhamra (Parminder K. Nagra) wants two things--to become a great football player like David Beckham and to find a nice boyfriend. And she soon gets a chance at both when s...Read more
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Bend It Like Beckham (DVD 2002)
Bend It Like Beckham is an excellent film, and I particularly like the way the producers have taken two completely different cultures, and brought them both together using the...Read more
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Having converted most of my old video collection to DVD I was thrilled to find this film gem in digital format. If you watch this in wide screen format, it really does the bat...Read more

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Jess Bhamra (Parminder K. Nagra) wants two things--to become a great football player like David Beckham and to find a nice boyfriend. And she soon gets a chance at both when she befriends Jess (Keira Knightley), joins her football team, and falls for the coach, Joe (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers). However, her traditional Indian family frowns on the entire scenario, instead encouraging her spend time in the kitchen learning recipes for aloo gobi and chapatti. And it doesn't help that Jess also has a crush on Joe. Combining good-natured humour with football, drama, and romance, Gurinder Chadha's BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM is a winning comedy with heart.

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Leading Role 1Parminder K. Nagra
Leading Role 2Keira Knightley
Leading Role 3Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Additional Roles byArchie Panjabi
Director 1Gurinder Chadha

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Region2
Release FormatDVD
Rating12
Release Year2002
GenreComedy
Additional GenreGeneral
LanguageEnglish
Running Time113 minutes
EAN7321900934725

eBay product ID: EPID3955219
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Bend It Like Beckham (DVD 2002)

Created: 01/07/08
Bend It Like Beckham is an excellent film, and I particularly like the way the producers have taken two completely different cultures, and brought them both together using their common love of football. Two girls, from completely opposite backgrounds both want to play football, but families object to it. The comedy side of the film is amazing, especially the way Jesses mom obsesses over cooking Aloo Gobi, and how Jules's mom thinks her daughter is a lesbian! Another great moment in the film is when all the indian family meets for a religious occasion, and everybody's mobiles go off at the same time. I think the best part is the ending, when both families let their daughters fly off to America to play football, and I think it's lovely the awy Jules remains friends with Jess the whole way through the film, and the team support her, and try to help her fit football around her family life.
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bend it like beckham dvd

Created: 13/11/10
Having converted most of my old video collection to DVD I was thrilled to find this film gem in digital format. If you watch this in wide screen format, it really does the battle scene great justice; coupled with surround sound, you'll be gripped by the amazing cinematography. I would recommend the director's cut that includes scenes about the relationship between the lead character and his estranged wife and helps you to understand the motivation behind his decision. The run time is 183 minutes for the directors cut and 120 minutes for the cinema version. I was, however, disappointed by the lack of extras, which any fan of this classic would expect to be included. There's only a 20-minute interview with the director and other shot "making-of" vignettes.
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who wants to cook when you can bend a ball like bekham

Created: 07/08/08
Bend It" is a film about tackling adversity.

A major focus of the film is Jess tackling her family's adversity to her playing football. Her parents want her to get married at age 17/18, to a "good Indian boy" and her Mum wants Jess to learn how to cook a "full Indian meal".

Another theme of adversity, although one not given much focus, is racism. This spans Jess's father recounting his negative experience with an amateur English cricket club; Jess explaining her parent's insistence that she can only marry an Indian boy - not white, black or Muslim; the coach mentioning that's in being Irish he encountered racism as a player, and Jess being called a "Paki" by an opponent.

The football scenes are great fun, and there's plenty of comedic moments in the film. The scene near the end - at Jess's parents house, where they grant her permission to go to America - is a tear-jerker. Plus something happens at the airport to complete a feel-good ending!

On top of all this are excellent contemporary references of that 2001/2002 era, to Spice Girls ("there's a reason why Sporty Spice is the only one without a fella!"), David Beckham in his Manchester United days, and the short-lived professional women's football league within the USA.

Great film. Great fun.
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Bend It Like Beckham

Created: 10/04/08
i realy like this film as it is a mixture of romance and comedy. i decided to buy the film as i hadn't seen the whole film from beginning to end. there is only one thing i do not like about the film and that is that keira knightly is in it.
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Dvd is fantastic! A must see movie, great to watch with friends or family..

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Created: 22/08/11
I bought this product as a friend recommended me to and I'm glad she did because this film is fantastic! A must see! I like the fact that this dvd shows the problems of being a teenager, especially when your parents won't let you do something that you really want to do! This dvd is funny at times and I would say excellent to watch anytime, anywhere..!
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