Bend It Like Beckham

Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Drama, Family, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Association Football Film, Comedy Drama, Coming-Of-Age Fiction, Female Buddy Film, LGBT-Related Film  |   Release Date - Apr 12, 2002  |   Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG-13
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Bend It Like Beckham is a 2002 romantic sports family and British Indian-themed comedy-drama film produced, written, and directed by Gurinder Chadha, and starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaznay Lewis, and Archie Panjabi.

The film's title refers to the football player David Beckham, and his skill at scoring from free kicks by curling the ball past a wall of defenders. It follows the 18-year-old daughter of Punjabi Sikhs in London. She is infatuated with football but her parents have forbidden her to play because she is a girl. She joins a local women's team, which makes its way to the top of the league.

Bend It Like Beckham was released theatrically on 12 April 2002 by Redbus Film Distribution, and on DVD and VHS on 18 November 2002 by Warner Home Video. The film surprised critics and was met with mostly positive reviews and it earned over $76 million on a $6 million budget. A stage musical version opened at London's Phoenix Theatre on 24 June 2015.

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Box Office

$76,585,828

Tags

British Asian, Coming Of Age/Teen, Culture Clash, David Beckham, London, Sikh, Soccer, Tradition, Women's Soccer

Attributes

Narrative Location: London
Subject: association football, gender role, generation gap, self-actualization

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Alternate Titles

Baš kao Beckham
HR
Bedre end Beckham
DK
Bend It Like Beckham
AU, CA, IN, GB, US
Blafuj ako Beckham
SK
Csavard be, mint Beckham
HU
Driblando o Destino
BR
Dribleaza ca Beckham
RO
Football Shootball Hai Rabba!
IN
Hayatımın çalımı Beckham
TR
Iesit kā Bekhems!
LV
Joga Como Beckham
PT
Joue-la comme Beckham
CA, FR
Jugando con el destino
AR, MX
Kick It Like Beckham
AT, DE
Mesle Beckham Kaat Bede
IR
Parempi kuin Beckham
FI
Podkręć jak Beckham
PL
Podkręć piłkę jak Beckham
PL
Quiero ser como Beckham
ES
Skru'n som Beckham
NO
Skruva den som Beckham
FI, SE
Smūgiuok kaip Bekhemas
LT
Sognando Beckham
IT
Tôi Yêu Beckham
VN
Tribla nagu Beckham
EE
Zadeni kot Beckham
SI
Καν' το όπως ο Μπέκαμ
GR
Играј као Бекам
RS
Играй, как Бекхэм
RU
Ритай като Бекам
BG
ベッカムに恋して
JP
我愛貝克漢
TW