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Still shot from the movie: Bend It Like Beckham.

Bend It Like Beckham

While marrying a nice Indian boy in a customary wedding ceremony and learning to cook a Punjabi dinner doesn't seem like a problem for her sister Pinky (Archie Panjabi), Jess would rather be out in the park, playing a good game of soccer with the neighborhood boys. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 112
Theater Release: 01 Aug 2003
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Can a person pursue their dreams and passions without turning their back on traditional values and ideals their parents have taught?

Although her community held to tradition in food, dress and conduct, what are some examples of the group embracing new ideas and technology? How did the greater British society influence them?

Interested in trying some traditional Indian food? Check out these recipes for Somosas at:
www.bawarchi.com/contribution/contrib3706.html
and
www.recipecottage.com/indian/samosas07.html

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