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Bend It Like Beckham
Who wants to cook Aloo Gobi when you can bend a ball like Beckham?
Indian director Gurinder Chadha creates a coming-of-age story of a young Indian girl who is torn between adhering to family traditions and attaining super-stardom on the soccer field.
Jess: "Anyone can cook aloo gobi, but who can bend a ball like Beckham?"
When a film attempts too much it annoys me. However BILB shines and effortlessly tackles the changing attitudes of race and sexual orientation as well as celebrating British multiculturalism. And it does so in style: with humour and with vibrancy. The soundtrack is infectious and it's a loveable ride throughout.
This was one of my favourite films as a kid simply because it was about football. But now watching it as a 17 year old it's clear to see how many of the jokes went over my head. Bless my little innocent self for not inferring certain information. This film is for all ages and for…
This was so great! Why did I never see this as a kid?
This is about as transnational as a film can get without seeing the strings. It also excels with an indie feel in a way that would cause most films to falter.
Cute. It has been a movie that I've been wanting to watch for ages. I'm glad I did!
Esta película siempre me ha encantado. Y vale, un poco es por el aire spice que tiene su banda sonora, el título y todo en general.
Even though we were denied the lesbian love story that we deserved, there was still the reward of a really adorable bi-racial romance and just, ahhhhh, Jess and Joe, my lil' cuties :')
Also, don't get this wrong: I'm a sap and I tend to focus on the romance part of films (so what?) but it's honestly NOT what Bend It Like Beckham is about, which is great. It's a film about girls who don't care for gender roles and who have a passion and will do whatever it takes to make something out of it while staying true to themselves. Fuck yeah, ladies! One of my favorite feel-good films.
Cute and sweet. Pretty much does what it says on the tin: nice little sports movie that maybe hits more of the tropes of a teen dance movie than a sports movie, despite being about soccer, which is why I didn't hate it. Because I super don't care about soccer. It's maybe saying something that a middling teen comedy can be so elevated mostly by virtue of being not racist, or being about people who aren't white, but there you go. Can't say that I'd be too eager to follow this director's career after this, but I'm glad I finally saw this.
Κ λ ά σ ι κ!
(Αυτή η τελευταία σκηνή με το φιλί, τον Beckham και το Inner Smile πόσο αγαπημένη)
Sometimes I'd watch it again and again in a row. I just love this!
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