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BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM
June 17, 2018 @ 4:45 pm
“You seldom leave a theater walking on air, much less float all through a movie. But the joyous Bend It Like Beckham never lets you down.” – Washington Post
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 (Archie Panjabi), who is preparing for an Indian wedding and a lifetime of cooking the perfect chapatti, Jess’ ( Parminder Nagra) dream is to play soccer professionally like her hero David Beckham. Wholeheartedly against Jess’ unorthodox ambition, her parents ( Anupam Kher & Shaheen Khan) 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.
Dir. Gurinder Chadha. 2002. 112 min.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.