History Film / BendItLikeBeckham

28th Feb '17 8:28:44 PM Mdumas43073
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''Bend It Like Beckham'' is a 2002 British film directed by Gurinder Chadha.

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''Bend It Like Beckham'' is a 2002 British comedy film directed by Gurinder Chadha.
11th Feb '17 9:34:26 AM Jayalaw
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* BrickJoke: Jules gives Jess her mother's shoes to wear for the wedding, so that she can spend the money she was given for that on soccer cleats. At the wedding, Jules's mother demands the shoes back on seeing them.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance:
** Jess gets in trouble when her family thinks she was "kissing a white boy". She then explains she was with Jules, who is a ''girl''. They are fine with this after the misunderstanding is cleared up and Pinky gets her wedding back on track, though Jules's mother isn't.
** Jess explains what a love match is to one of her teammates: it's not an ArrangedMarriage, but it has to be between two Indians. White people are out, as are black people, and a Muslim is a ''definite'' no no.



* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Jess and Pinky are TomboyAndGirlyGirl. As they're both trying in their own ways to get out from under their parents' wing, though, they're more often allies than enemies.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Jess gets an athletic scholarship to a US college and eventually gets her family's blessing (with her dad's help) to go without having to marry Tony. Joe and she will tackle the problem of her parents when she gets back, and in the meantime Joe is learning cricket from her dad.
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Jess and Pinky are TomboyAndGirlyGirl. As they're both trying in their own ways to get out from under their parents' wing, though, they're more often allies than enemies. While Pinky doesn't understand why Jess wants to play soccer, but she doesn't oppose her doing it, just suggesting that trying things her way may be better.



* InTheBlood: Jess's dad was also an athlete, although he was a cricket player, not a soccer player.



* SheCleansUpNicely: Jess, and Jules for that matter, in Germany.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: Jess, and Jules for that matter, in Germany. Jess also looks gorgeous in the sari she has to wear for her sister's wedding.
29th Oct '16 5:46:30 AM leraluna
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* TheBeard: [[spoiler: Jess' best friend Tony, who is in the closet, offers to marry her so she could keep playing soccer and he wouldn't have to come out.]]


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* HeIsNotMyBoyfriend: Jules mistakes Tony for Jess' boyfriend and they say this almost word by word. [[spoiler: He's not her boyfriend indeed since he's in the closet]].
27th Sep '16 8:02:27 PM sanzuwu13
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* HoYay: No small amount. In the original script, [[HideYourLesbians Jess and Jules WERE gay]]. The subtext is still bluntly obvious—and at the end of the movie, even though Jess and Joe kiss, she basically flies off into the sunset with Jules.

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* HoYay: LesYay: No small amount. In the original script, [[HideYourLesbians Jess and Jules WERE gay]]. The subtext is still bluntly obvious—and at the end of the movie, even though Jess and Joe kiss, she basically flies off into the sunset with Jules.
27th Sep '16 8:01:54 PM sanzuwu13
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* LesYay: No small amount. In the original script, [[HideYourLesbians Jess and Jules WERE gay]]. The subtext is still bluntly obvious—and at the end of the movie, even though Jess and Joe kiss, she basically flies off into the sunset with Jules.

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* LesYay: HoYay: No small amount. In the original script, [[HideYourLesbians Jess and Jules WERE gay]]. The subtext is still bluntly obvious—and at the end of the movie, even though Jess and Joe kiss, she basically flies off into the sunset with Jules.
27th Sep '16 7:58:37 PM sanzuwu13
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* LesYay: Jess and Jules originally were going to be lesbian. The subtext is still bluntly obvious—and at the end of the movie, even though Jess and Joe kiss, she basically flies off into the sunset with Jules.

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* LesYay: No small amount. In the original script, [[HideYourLesbians Jess and Jules originally were going to be lesbian.WERE gay]]. The subtext is still bluntly obvious—and at the end of the movie, even though Jess and Joe kiss, she basically flies off into the sunset with Jules.
27th Sep '16 7:56:24 PM sanzuwu13
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Added DiffLines:

*LesYay: Jess and Jules originally were going to be lesbian. The subtext is still bluntly obvious—and at the end of the movie, even though Jess and Joe kiss, she basically flies off into the sunset with Jules.
13th Jul '16 6:49:26 AM Nethilia
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* NoNameGiven: Jess's parents' given names aren't said at any time. Even in the end credits, they're just Mr. and Mrs. Bhamra. (Though her father's name, Mohan Singh Bhamra, is briefly said when he is on the phone rebooking the wedding.)

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* NoNameGiven: Jess's parents' given names aren't said at any time. Even in the end credits, they're just Mr. and Mrs. Bhamra. (Though her father's name, Mohan Singh Bhamra, is briefly said when he is on the phone rebooking the wedding; her mother's first name is heard in a deleted scene at the wedding.)
13th Jul '16 5:51:51 AM Nethilia
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* NoNameGiven: Jess's parents' given names aren't said at any time. Even in the end credits, they're just Mr. and Mrs. Bhamra.

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* NoNameGiven: Jess's parents' given names aren't said at any time. Even in the end credits, they're just Mr. and Mrs. Bhamra. (Though her father's name, Mohan Singh Bhamra, is briefly said when he is on the phone rebooking the wedding.)
17th May '16 1:35:02 AM StFan
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'''''Bend It Like Beckham''''' is a 2002 British film directed by Gurinder Chadha.

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'''''Bend ''Bend It Like Beckham''''' Beckham'' is a 2002 British film directed by Gurinder Chadha.



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!!This film !!''Bend It Like Beckham'' provides examples of:



* TheBechdelTest: Passes with flying colors.
* BigGame: Soccer, especially for Jules
** Since it's half-British, this is a must.

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* TheBechdelTest: Passes with flying colors.
* BigGame: Soccer, especially for Jules
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Jules. Since it's half-British, this is a must.
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