Bend it Like Beckham
December 11, 2007 7:00am CST
Bend It Like Beckham is a British film. The film was directed by Gurinder Chadha. It is a story about an Indian girl who is so into soccer. It also tackles the dynamics of culture in a white-dominated place like London. Aside from that it also conveys how a tradition sometimes can be one's greatest fear in following one's dream. The film's title refers to footballer David Beckham and his skill at scoring from free-kicks by "bending" ( or curving) the ball-- making it swerve as it flies through the air. The movie is about Jess -- an Indian girl who pursues and follows her dreams regardless of the challenges.
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12 Dec 07
Yeah, I watched this movie several years ago. It was a nice one. It really showed how difficult it is to adjust from culture to culture. Tradition can really hinder us from achieving our dreams sometimes. This is sad because this shouldn't be the case especially if those beliefs aren't even grounded on reason. Its difficult to understand sometimes because its not our culture. But we just have to learn to adjust with each other. That was a good example.
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
11 Dec 07
I love this movie! :P I loved the Indian culture elements, the relationships between people portrayed, the acting.... it's just all-around a great movie. It surprised me that I would like it so much since I'm not really that into soccer, but it's about so much more than soccer. It also started my Keira Knightley obsession I think. :P