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Bend it Like Beckham

<p>Brenda &#38; I watched <a href="http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0286499/">this</a> <a href="http://www2.foxsearchlight.com/benditlikebeckham/">movie</a> last night.  Good.  Watch.</p>

<p>Ordinarily I&#8217;d cry foul, because you can see in the first five minutes that the flick is a rehash of the now-proven formula of trotting out (and celebrating) the peculiarities of cultures, which seem to be amplified any time someone gets married.  This formula was made famous by Nia Vardolos in <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259446/">My Big Fat Greek Wedding</a>, but I still think that Nancy Savoca&#8217;s <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098528/">True Love</a> is funnier.</p>

<p>But now we have Gurinder Chadha, showing the world that it&#8217;s not just us Italians, or the Greeks; the Indians are all crazy too.  There is highly quotable material in this film, and many lovable characters.</p>

<p>Fun film.  Watch.</p>