Goals on Film - Bend It Like Beckham

On this week's episode of Goals on Film, we look at coming-of-age football film Bend It Like Beckham.

Goals on Film Bend It Like Beckham

In the second episode of Goals on Film, we take a look at the 2002 romantic-comedy football filmBend It Like Beckham.

Bend It Like Beckhamis a coming-of-age film about Jesminder Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian family living in London, who wants to play football and not live by her parent's ideals.

Jess' football skills capture the eye of Jules Paxton, who befriends Jess and invites her to try out for for her semi-pro team, as the two begin to form a dynamic friendship both on and off the pitch,Bend It Like Beckhamexplores the differences and nuances of living and managing contrasting cultural lives.

Goals on Filmlooks at the acting performance of Keira Knightley in one of her first main roles in film, the realism of the film to capture football on the big screen, and which Australian football stories deserve to be made into a film of its own.