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14
Jul 02
Sun

Bend It Like Beckham

With the prodigious amount of movies Bollywood releases, you’d expect Indians to be fairly good at directing movies. Bend It is a simple tale, wonderfully constructed and quite hilarious. It’s about cultures conflicting as a English-born Indian girl in her A-levels year attempts to join a soccer team, much to the dismay of her mother who is more interested in educating her in chapati-making than kicking a ball around. Incidentally, this movie probably could have been used for the Crossing Boundaries topic area as well (see post below). See it with a curry friend who understands Hindi, for best effect (just like seeing The Wog Boy with a Greek).