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Bend It Like Beckham Production Notes
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Starring: Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Parminder K. Nagra, Keira Knightley, Anupam Kher, Archie Panjabi, Shaznay Lewis, Frank Harper, Juliet Stevenson, Shaheen Khan, Ameet Chana, Poojah Shah, Paven Virk, Preeya Kalidas, Trey Farley, Saraj Chaudhry
Writers: Derek Guiley, David Schneiderman, Randi Singer, Kari Lizer
Rating: PG-13 for language, some sexual situations
Release Date: March 12, 2003
Box Office: $32,543,449 (US total)
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
A kaleidoscope of color and culture clash humorously as an Indian family in London tries to raise their soccer-playing daughter in a traditional way. Unlike tarty elder sister, Pinky, who is preparing for an Indian wedding and a lifetime of cooking the perfect chapatti, Jess' dream is to play soccer professionally like her hero David Beckham. Wholeheartedly against Jess' unorthodox ambition, her parents eventually reveal that their reservations have more to do with protecting her than with holding her back. When Jess is forced to make a choice between tradition and her beloved sport, her family must decide whether to let her chase her dream...and a soccer ball.