Bend It Like Beckham Analysis

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Bend it like Beckham is a beautiful film that was written, directed, and produced by Gurinder Chadha. The film focuses on the main character's desire to play football and the conflict she faces due to her obligations to her traditional Sikh family. The main character, Jess Bhamra, must make the decision to pursue football or follow her parent's wishes and complete school and marry and Indian man.

An important theme in this film is family expectations vs. personal desires. This is demonstrated by Jess wanting to make her parents happy by becoming a solicitor and marrying an Indian husband but what she really wants is to become a professional female football player.

The clash between family and personal desires occurs when Jess’ parents discover she has joined a women’s football team and is playing behind their back and against their will. Jess tries to persuade them to let her do what she really wants but her efforts are in vain until her coach Joe, comes and visits Jess and her parents, determined to change their minds about Jess’ future.

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