Bend It Like Beckham (2003)

A kaleidoscope of culture and free-kicks with exigent feminist, dream-following, & Indian thematization in the universality-accessible guise of U.K. England futbol, BILB evolves modern sports-comedies with plenty of feel-good intellectualization. 8/10.

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Plot Synopsis: Jess Bhamra (Parminder Nagra), the daughter of a strict Indian couple (Anupam Kher, Shaheen Khan) in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton (Keira Knightley), who then convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess uses elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also dealing with her romantic feelings for her coach, Joe.

Official CLC Score: 8/10