The Benchwarmers
Öga rött, Ett

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
UK / English
"Who wants to cook Aloo Gobi when you can bend a ball like Beckham? "
The daughter of orthodox Sikh rebels against her parents' traditionalism by running off to Germany with a football team (soccer in America).
Parminder Nagra Jesminder 'Jess' Kaur Bhamra
Keira Knightley Juliette 'Jules' Paxton
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Joe
Anupam Kher Mr. Bhamra
Archie Panjabi Pinky Bhamra
Shaznay Lewis Mel
Frank Harper Alan Paxton
Juliet Stevenson Paula Paxton
Shaheen Khan Mrs. Bhamra
Ameet Chana Tony
Pooja Shah Meena (as Poojah Shah)
Paven Virk Bubbly
Preeya Kalidas Monica
Trey Farley Taz
Saraj Chaudhry Sonny (as Saraj Chaudry)
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Producer: Gurinder Chadha,Deepak Nayar
Writer: Gurinder Chadha,Guljit Bindra
Very Entertaining and well worth watching if not for Archie
This movie kept me entertained throughout and was very funny in parts. As a British born Punjabi, I could identify with key points and loved the odd moments of hysteria (spoken in Punjabi) by Jess's mother, Mrs Bhamra - boy have we all been there, "Ohh Baba-ji ...". The determination by the young football player to forge a career in a non traditional Asian occupation was inspiring and our hearts went out to the poor girl. Parminder Nagra was well supported by Archie Punjabi who is gorgeous, articulate and highly talented - what a babe - I think I'm in love! Anupam Kher (Mr Bhamra), a well respected Bollywood star helped to make this movie enjoyable but I don't think his real skills were exploited in this movie. Nevertheless, I would recommend this movie to most people but a must for young Asians living in a western society, as well as their parents of course. Both could learn a lot from each other. Music was great too - Loved the wedding bits, just brought back memories for me - You just can't beat a Punjabi Wedding - thumping Bhangra beats just get my shoulders going. Well done to all those that were involved - you certainly made me proud.

Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 4
Imdb rating: 7.1
Musician: Craig Pruess
Running time: 115 min
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:31:3