Bend it Like Beckham

Fox Searchlight Pictures
Starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher and Juliet Stevenson.
Produced by Deepak Nayar and Gurinder Chadha.
Written by Gurinder Chadha, Guljit Bindra and Paul Mayeda Berges.
Directed by Ms. Chadha.

This was an autobiographical story of an Indian girl's family in London. The story is centered on a girl who is very good at soccer but whose family wants to act in the proper fashion for an Indian woman. They don't want her to wear shorts or to run around with boys. Also, her older sister is getting married and they are afraid that her behavior will embarass them in front of the husband's family. She continues to play, however, and joins a regional team that recruits her.

This was a really enjoyable film. The emotions are honest and real. While it should have probably ended 5 minutes before it does, I still liked it very much.

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