Bend It Like Beckham

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Ask someone on the street if they can bend it like beckham and they'll probably smack you. You should get smacked anyway for saying such a thing. Bend it like beckham? WTF...

Anyway, the main character in this movie is an Indian girl who loves football (or rather soccer as in the united states) but of course her (loving) family opposes the idea of her persuing it but through her talent and tenacity she convince them otherwise. We all know how this is going to end, it has a happy ending and everyone being satisfied. Sure, I saw this coming a mile away--- so during times when it seems every turn is a turn for the worst I KNEW things were going to be okay. So I didn't really care too much about the characters, and their struggle, it was too artificial. Also the comedy wasn't for me. Maybe it's the British style, but it felt like they were trying to hard to be funny and politically correct at the same time. I especially found that coach Joe to be particularly annoying. They were trying very hard to make him into a heartthrob. Who is the audience of this movie? Young girls? It seems like propaganda for women to get into sports. It's message is certainly lost on me.

You know what? Sometimes I wish I were Indian, because they really know how to get down. They throw awesome parties and they have great dances. Dances where everyone joins in and it looks like they're having so much fun! I want to be Indian just so I can partake.