Starring: Keira Knightley, Parminder Nagra, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Running Time: 112 mins
Bend It Like Beckham is a British film about a young girl who dreams of becoming a footballer, but after her strict Sikh parents find out she has joined a girls’ team in Hounslow, she must do everything possible to convince them that she is meant to play football.
It’s really odd if you think about how few entertaining or decent films there actually are about football. In comparison to American football, which is seemingly designed to work for TV and movies, but with football, perhaps there’s not that sort of common ‘down and out’ situation that can be implemented into a movie.
Now, the film. I really enjoyed this film even though it was one of the cheesiest stories I’ve ever seen, with a completely predictable plot from the start. However, it was definitely very funny, and extremely entertaining to watch throughout.
The comedy was definitely some of the best I’ve seen in a sports film, and I was laughing a lot all the way through the film, as there were some very original jokes and scenes that were a pleasure to watch, and because of that, I will give this film a 7.5.