Bend It Like Beckham

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.

Trivia: Parminder K Nagra, who plays Jess, is 17/18 in the film - she is getting her A level results part way through the film. It might surprise you to know that she was born on October 5 1975, making her 28.

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Trivia: When Jules is practicing football with her dad, her mother insults Sporty Spice by saying that she is the only one without a boyfriend. Throughout the movie, however, most of the background music is performed by Melanie Chisholm a.k.a. Sporty Spice.

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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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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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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