"Bend It Like Beckham"
Directed by Gurinder Chadha
A young girl must choose between adhering to her
family's strict ways or following her dreams to become a football star like
her hero, David Beckham, in this upbeat, coming-of-age comedy from England.
Jess (Parminder Nagra) feels pressure from her traditional Indian family to
go to law school and marry a nice Indian boy. She wants to play ball,
though, and after meeting Jules (Keira Knightley), a local player on a
semi-pro team, Jess thinks that she might have a chance to succeed. Also
stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers. "A charming, often hilarious experience,
brimming with excellent performances and clever dialogue" (Mark Adams,
Hollywood Reporter). 112 minutes.