8.17.2006

Bend it Like Beckham

I do love British movies. This one is akin to English cotton candy, but it's so good because it's all fluffy and wonderful, and it still has Jonathan Rhys Myers in it. He's totally hot as the soccer, excuse me, football coach. Then Keira Knightly is here before Pirates, or Domino. She's totally quintessentially English Tomboy. It's so cute. Then the girl who plays Jess is Parminder Nagra, whom I didn't recognize, but apparently she was in Ella Enchanted. But she's very good. Completely believable as a tomboy, but still pretty enough to catch someone's eye. The story is basically that Jess is from a very traditional Indian family, and while she is a really amazing soccer, excuse me again, football player, they don't want her to have anything to do with it. But Jules (Keira Knightly) is a good/bad (depending on the way you look at it) influence and she follows her dreams and claims her independence, without rebelling too much.

All in all it's really well done because it doesn't encourage kids to rebel against the parents totally, but it does say: Do what you're good at and what you love.

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