Bendit Like Beckhamreport


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Bendit Like Beckhamreport

  1. 1. Klaudija Alasauskaite 02/12/08 Bend it Like Beckham Directed By: Gurinder Chadha Produced by: Gurinder Chadha, Deepak Nayar Written by: Gurinder Chadha, Guljit Bindra,Paul Mayeda Berges Release date: April 12, 2002 Budget £3,507,182 -Nominated for a Golden Globe Bend it Like Beckham explores the lives of an Indian family living in contemporary London, with not so contemporary beliefs. Jess is a secret aspiring professional football player. Whilst to her parents’ knowledge, med school is all that is in her future. Jess’s irrational beliefs to her family are more than normal for the average British teen. This is where the contrast and comparison between the stereotypical British family and a stereotypical British-Indian family begins to take part. Once Jules is introduced, Jess becomes more and more influenced to follow her dreams and rebel against her cultural beliefs. Throughout the film, issues that deal with race, gender and ethnicity become representations of the movie, as well as the backdrop of how the audience relates to and understand the film. As the film continues, Jess’s battle against her family as well as her inner battle to do the right thing is solved by the acceptance of the fact that Jess will still follow her dream, even if her family does not approve with it one hundred percent. 1. How does Bend it Like Beckham appeal to a British-Asian audience? a. Bend it Like Beckham appeals to a British-Asian audience due to it exploring into the lives of both British and Asian families. They underlined the differences as well as the similarities the families have. Each culture could relate to the movie in its own way, as well as have a better understanding of the culture opposite them. 2. How do you relate to the film (your own experience consumption)? a. I can relate to the film by Jules’s family supporting her (or at least attempting to) in every thing she did. Her
  2. 2. family gave her dreams and aspirations a shot no matter how extreme or timid they were. 3. What issues do you think were raised in targeting of national and local audiences by institutions? a. Coping with multiracial backgrounds coming together would be a big issue for some people. Certain families are not too familiar with interracial relationships or even friendships. Overcoming the fear of that may have been a big step for some people, while for others, it was completely normal and something they experienced everyday. Some Indian families that have viewed this film may feel offended by Jess’s actions and her “betrayal” to the Indian culture, where as others may applaud her bravery and strive for something different.