History Film / BendItLikeBeckham

15th Feb '16 7:27:55 AM Levviathan6
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* TheBechdelTest: Passes with flying colors.
9th Aug '15 10:16:26 AM JessMK
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* IWantGrandkids : Jules' mother's delight on learning that one of the England women's national football team is a married mother suggests that her desperation for Jules to look for a man, and her hostility to the thought of Jules being a lesbian, could be this trope.
6th Aug '15 3:54:53 PM JessMK
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* TriangRelations: Jules has a crush on Joe, but tells Jess she doesn't; then she feels betrayed when Jess and Joe sort-of-kind-of start a relationship. To complicate things further, Joe isn't supposed to be dating either of them, as their coach, and Jess knows her parents wouldn't approve of her dating without their knowledge, especially a non-Indian guy. Oh, and Jules's mother mis-overhears Jules and Jess fighting about it and [[MistakenForGay believes they've had a bad breakup]].

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* TriangRelations: Jules has a crush on Joe, but tells Jess she doesn't; then she feels betrayed when Jess and Joe sort-of-kind-of start a relationship. To complicate things further, Joe isn't supposed to be dating either of them, as their coach, coach (although in real life several women footballers have married their coaches), and Jess knows her parents wouldn't approve of her dating without their knowledge, especially a non-Indian guy. Oh, and Jules's mother mis-overhears Jules and Jess fighting about it and [[MistakenForGay believes they've had a bad breakup]].
29th Jun '15 9:58:23 AM greenwood
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In 2015 A musical theater production of the movie was released in London.

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In 2015 A a musical theater production of the movie was released in London.
29th Jun '15 9:57:45 AM greenwood
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In 2015 A musical theater production of the movie was released in London.
9th Jun '15 1:05:34 PM StarSword
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* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Despite being the protagonist, Jess comes off as this from time to time.
** Her sister Pinky is worse.

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* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Despite being the protagonist, Jess comes off as this from time to time.
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time. Her sister Pinky is worse.worse.
* CareerEndingInjury: Joe's {{backstory}} is that he injured his knee [[WellDoneSonGuy trying to impress his dad]], then tried to play injured and permanently damaged it.



** Joe's father was so determined for him to improve his game that he caused him a career-ending injury. Joe also says he'd "piss himself" if he knew Joe was now coaching a women's team.

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** Joe's father was so determined for him to improve his game that he caused him a career-ending injury.CareerEndingInjury. Joe also says he'd "piss himself" if he knew Joe was now coaching a women's team. [[spoiler:Turns out in the end he was wrong: when the league turns the Hounslow Harriers women into a pro team, he tells his dad and Dad's apparently proud of him.]]
9th Jun '15 1:01:00 PM StarSword
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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue

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* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogueWhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: A short montage of Jess' mom and a very pregnant Pinky getting gifts from Jess, then the Paxtons with Santa Clara University shirts from Jules, then Jess' dad and Joe playing cricket outside the Bhamra house before the FadeToBlack.
9th Jun '15 12:57:59 PM StarSword
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* MistakenForGay: Jules's mother is convinced that Jules and Jess are lesbians. [[spoiler:After Jules figures this out, she explains about the LoveTriangle with Joe while bitching Mom out for being a homophobe.]]

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* MistakenForGay: Jules's mother is convinced that Jules and Jess are lesbians. [[spoiler:After Jules figures this out, she explains about the LoveTriangle with Joe while bitching calling Mom out for being a homophobe.]]



* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: When Jules is explaining to her mother that she's not a lesbian, she ends it by saying there's nothing wrong with being a lesbian anyways. Her mother, who is in tears and had just thrown a fit over her "discovery", quickly composes herself and adamantly agrees.

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* NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat: When Jules is explaining to her mother that she's not a lesbian, she ends it by saying there's nothing wrong with being a lesbian anyways. Her mother, who is in tears and had just thrown a fit over her "discovery", quickly composes herself and adamantly rather unconvincingly agrees.



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Half the young Indian characters (Jess, Pinky, Bubbly, Taz...)
** Also Jules.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Half the young Indian characters (Jess, Pinky, Bubbly, Taz...)
** Also Jules.
) "Jess" is explained fairly early as a nickname for "Jesminder", "but only my mom calls me that." Jules, meanwhile, is short for "Juliet".
9th Jun '15 12:56:01 PM StarSword
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* BoyishShortHair: Jules' is very much a tomboy, and her short bob haircut actually becomes a plot point when Teetu's parents see her and Jess together on the street, mistake her for a boy, and [[ParentalMarriageVeto call off Teetu's marriage to Pinky]].



* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Jess and Tony are a platonic example. Pretty downplayed in the beginning of the movie, but becomes more distinc later on [[spoiler: when Tony comes out of the closet to Jess]].

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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Jess and Tony are a platonic example. Pretty downplayed in the beginning of the movie, but becomes more distinc distinct later on [[spoiler: when Tony comes out of the closet to Jess]].



* MistakenForGay: Jules's mother is convinced that Jules and Jess are lesbians.
* MrFanservice: Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers as Joe. No wonder all the girls fall over him.
-->'''Tony''': "He's quite ''fit.''"

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* MistakenForGay: Jules's mother is convinced that Jules and Jess are lesbians.
lesbians. [[spoiler:After Jules figures this out, she explains about the LoveTriangle with Joe while bitching Mom out for being a homophobe.]]
* MrFanservice: Creator/JonathanRhysMeyers as Joe. No wonder all the girls fall over him.
him. EvenTheGuysWantHim:
-->'''Tony''': "He's He's quite ''fit.''"''
9th Jun '15 12:49:50 PM StarSword
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* ParentalMarriageVeto: Jess's parents' generation are rather torn about exactly how much control they can or should exert over their children. Pinky and her boyfriend are very much in love, but his parents still threaten to pull the plug on the upcoming wedding when they think they see Jess kissing a boy on the street and conclude that Pinky comes from a bad family. Also:

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* ParentalMarriageVeto: Jess's parents' generation are rather torn about exactly how much control they can or should exert over their children. Pinky and her boyfriend are very much in love, but his parents still threaten to pull the plug on the upcoming wedding when they think they see Jess kissing a boy on the street street[[note]]What they ''actually'' saw was Jess and Jules leaning on each other because they were laughing so hard at Jules' mom.[[/note]] and conclude that Pinky comes from a bad family. Also:
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