Bend It Like Beckham

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Superb tale of a girl's struggle for her dreams.

PG-13 2003 112 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 50 reviews

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age 10+

This title has:

Great role models
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 14+

too mature for 10 year olds

a lot of talk about "shagging" and bra fittings -- wasn't a good fit for my 10 year old boy

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

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