Bend it like Beckham | Summary

To begin with I am going to make a short summary of the film Bend it like Beckham. I will be including what I think was the most important things that happened in the film, and what I think is the strongest scene.

Moving on I will be discussing women`s football in my home country, also if I think there are any sports that are not suitable for women- or men.

Continuing I am going to give a few examples of ways in which Jess breaks with the expected behaviour of women in society. In the end I will give my own opinions on the film.

One of the most important scenes in the film must be near the end, during the final football match. This was also the climax of the film.

After a lot of struggling Jess finally convinced her dad to give her permission to leave her sister`s wedding, to play the match. “If this is the only way I am going to see you smiling on your sister`s wedding day, then go”, he said.

This match was also quite important to Jess because an American scout was there to watch them. In this scene the viewers were also given a symbol – jess gets tackled on the field, which gives her a free kick.

When she is about to shoot, she sees her family standing where the wall is lined up in front of the goal. All wearing their saris, this symbolized that her tradition and culture would stop her from achieving her dream.

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