Watched “Bend It Like Beckham” on DVD. It was a surprisingly good movie. I mean there are many similar films, but this one does really stand out.
Character development and attention to details is what makes this movie so good. Everyone you see on the screen seems so real, with the history, likes and dislikes and so forth. There are few interesting subjects brought up in the film: parents-children relationships and family, questions of preserving the culture in multicultural environments, sports and women. All of these are looked at from a tough, but kind perspective, which is thought provoking but not abusive of the audience.
Anyway, I think 8 out of 10 is a fair grade. Better soundtrack and a bit more original story could have made it better.