This movie is about a young Indian woman who loves playing soccer. She qualifies for a women's soccer team but her parents don't want her to play. She meets someone whose name is Jules and becomes friends with her. Jules also plays soccer. They have conflicts because they both like their coach. Bend it like Beckham takes place in present time in England. My favorite character was Jules's mom. I liked her because she was funny. I liked this movie because it isn't real but there are real struggles. One thing that could improve this move is if all of the acting was good and if the scenes didn't jump around so much.
Teen, 15 years oldWritten byphatphuckJune 23, 2020
Pretty good could have been great:)
The writers originally wanted the two main girls to be in a relationship but thought that would be to taboo, the problem is there is so little lesbian representation so I don’t see how that is taboo. It had lots of potential and has well developed female characters and I think it could have been so much more.
This film might seem low quality, but it's fantastic! Some swearing, and references to sexuality and sexual behaviour, but it's the greatest film ever! The story is that this girl Jess, she's from a religion and nationality that never lets girls play sport and there are lots of rules, but she never gives up on her dream. It's great!
Awesome female leads, lame love stories overshadowing the better plot
We liked the movie, but there was too much romance. It should NOT have ended with a kiss. We liked the strong female characters. The romance with the coach was 1) Unnecessary 2) GROSS and 3) GROSER!!!!!!! and compromised just how strong and awesome the girls were.
Teen, 13 years oldWritten byEmC23September 24, 2017
This is an excellent movie with great role models. I would not recommend it for kids under 13 as there is a lot of swearing and humour is not recommended for younger kids as they may not understand some of the terms such as ‘lesbian’ and certain themes. Overall, the movie is great and shows some great role models for girls and provides a nice overall message.
I personally like the thought of the movie. This is true we Indian girls have our life and we can see any dream we want. This movie was good but not so good, I mean it won't be time waste to watch that movie but the acting of the main character and the two mothers character were too much for me, this was over acting for me. I feel Gracie movie is better than it.
As a kid not many movies spoke seriously on topics such as tradition and homosexuality. This was the first movie I ever saw that took the relationships of the characters and didn't make it heteronormative. The sexuality of the characters was never immediately assumed to be straight and the stereotypes that define lesbian characters were not present. The take on family bonds and society's stance on women and there place was also interesting. Any child old enough to understand and grasp basic concepts should be free to watch this movie.
I enjoyed watching the movie very much. I felt it was a great story rich in positive social values, like the importance of family, taking a stand for yourself, understanding other cultures, and the obstacles of love. The acting was fantastic as well. A good movie all around, entertainment (with a good message) for the whole family!