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KA Bend It Like Beckham Rating 4 out of 5


  • Gurinder Chadha


  • Keira Knightley
  • Parminder Nagra
  • Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
  • Juliet Stevenson
  • Anupam Kher


Sikh teenager Jess (Parminder Nagra) loves football, but has to keep her silky skills secret from her disapproving parents. So it all kicks off when star player Jules (Keira Knightley) persuades her to put the team first and sneak over to Germany for a key tournament. It's bound to be a laugh but with coach Jonathan Rhys Meyers looking after their, er, best interests, there's every chance of an upset. Nagra found a first team place on TV institution ER on the back of this breezy encounter, while Knightley was on her way to the top of Hollywood's Premier League.

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