A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
If a bad soccer team miraculously wins, anything is possible.
Positive Role Models
Meenu is determined to marry a woman he has known only for a month, claiming he is deeply in love with her.
Set in India with an Indian cast. A woman plays on an otherwise all-male soccer team and is one of the best players.
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Violence & Scariness
Most violence is minor and played for comedy. A man kicks a large rock disguised as a soccer ball and suffers the consequences. Someone died in a car accident long ago. A suicide from long ago is mentioned. Opposing team members get into fights. Routine soccer fouls and injuries. A man slaps another man. A drunk man jumps out a first-floor window and breaks his leg. A man's tooth is knocked out during a game. Blood is seen.
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"S--t," ass," "hell," "damn," and "screw."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink alcohol, some to excess.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Jaadugar (also known as Love Goals) is a nearly three-hour Bollywood musical epic about a magician who can only marry the woman he loves if he can make his terrible soccer team win. Language includes "s--t," "ass," "hell," "damn," and "screw." Adults get drunk. A man kicks a large rock disguised as a soccer ball and suffers the consequences. Someone died in a car accident long ago. A suicide from long ago is mentioned. Opposing team members get into fights. Routine soccer fouls and injuries are seen. A drunk man jumps out of a first-floor window and breaks his leg. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Jaadugar is silly, unfunny, and far too long. Fans of Bollywood romances in which people stop to burst into song may find something to enjoy here, but this caters to a specific taste. The internal logic is baffling. Meenu claims to be madly in love with Disha, but he's known her only a month. Her father says Meenu can marry her, but only if he manifests a miracle -- that is, if he arranges for his floundering team to win the championship. How this impossible and pointless feat demonstrates love is not made clear.
Beyond that, it may be cultural differences that make this hard to follow. A team member is disqualified for not living in the right area, and then suddenly he's not disqualified. When did that bureaucratic adjustment occur? In 167 minutes, was there not a spare moment to explain? Seeming nuggets of wisdom are frequently espoused, but what is the wisdom in "A magician wins your heart"? (Only magicians can be loved?) How about, "A magician's life is always in his parrot"? Or, "Only the one who truly loves can perform a miracle." If you don't love either India, mediocre soccer, or magic, this may not be for you.
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