Bend It Like Beckham
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Wedding Guest: Lesbian? Her birthday's in March. I thought she was a Pisces.

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Jules: Anyway being a lesbian's not that big a deal.
Paula: Oh no of course not sweetheart no. I mean I've got nothing against it. I was cheering for Martina Navratilova as much as the next person.

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Mrs. Bhamra: What family would want a daughter-in-law who can run around kicking football all day but can't make round chapatis?

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Paula: Get your lesbian feet out of my shoes.

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Paula: Don't tell me. The offside rule is when the French mustard has to be between the teriyaki sauce and the sea salt.

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Paula: When are you going to realise you have a daughter, with breasts, not a son.

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Jules: Mother, just because I wear trakkies and play sport does not make me a lesbian.

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Jess: Why are you doing this to me, Joe? Every time I talk myself out of it, you come around and make it sound so easy.
Joe: I guess I don't want to give up on you.

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Mrs. Bhamra: Your sister's getting engaged and you're sitting here watching this skinhead boy.
Jess: Mum, it's Beckham's corner.

Joe: Look, Jess. I saw it. She fouled you. She tugged your shirt. You just overreacted, that's all.
Jess: That's not all. She called me a Paki. But I guess that's something you wouldn't understand.
Joe: Jess, I'm Irish. Of course I understand what that feels like.

Joe: Where do you normally play?
Jess: In the park.
Joe: No... I meant what position?

Jess: Anyone can cook aloo gobi, but who can bend a ball like Beckham?

Wedding Guest (older woman): She's not Lebanese, she's Punjabi.

Joe: You're lucky... to have a family that cares that much about you. I can understand you don't want to mess with it.
Jess: Joe.
Joe: And I don't fancy being busted by your dad again. You better get back.

Video Man: Eyes down. Don't smile. Indian bride never smiles. You'll ruin the bloody video.

Joe: Can't keep losing all my best players to the Yanks now can I?

Joe: Look, I can't let you go without knowing.
Jess: What?
Joe: That even with the distance, and it concerns your family, we might still have something. Don't you think?

Continuity mistake: About 35-40 minutes into the film, Jules and Jess are at the bus stop. Pinky's future in-laws drive by in the Jaguar with nothing in front of them. When the camera shot moves back as they enter the bend, another car has appeared in front of them.

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Trivia: The director's family stars as extras in the movie. For example, when Pinky and Teets are getting engaged, just before the cell phone rings, a person is shown in a close up. That is the director's aunt. Even the director is shown at the party after the engagement.

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Question: What does it mean to "bend it"? I'm assuming this is a soccer term...?

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Chosen answer: It means that the ball curves when in flight - typically after a free kick is taken. During a free-kick, the defenders will form a wall between the kicker and the goal. So instead of kicking the ball in a straight line, spin is added so that, hopefully, it curves around the side of the wall.

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