Bend It Like Beckham
2002
***
Director: Gurinder Chadha
Cast: Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

This enjoyable British comedy drama is reminiscent of East is East in its culture clash scenario, as we follow an Indian girl living in London who wants to play football against the wish of her parents. If only the film didn’t feel such an urge to pander to the audience and leave no problem unsolved (the last few images are almost worth dropping a star from the rating).