This week it's all about crossing the pond and journeying into the strange strange world of futbol (soccer).
Bend it Like Beckham is about a girl who doesn't fit in:
Her parents tell her no more soccer! Jess's sister is engaged and there's a lot of planning left for the wedding. They tell Jess she needs to be there for her family and stuff.
But Jess doesn't listen. She lies to her parents and tells them she got a job at a record store so she could keep playing soccer on the girls team.
Another training montage!
One day, after hanging out, Jess and her new best friend Jules and laughing at the bus stop when...
Her sister's future mother-in-law drives by
and she mistakes Jules's short hair and thinks that Jess was getting all nasty with some random dude at the bus stop, which is really not okay. So she goes to Jess's parents house and calls of the wedding of Jess's sister....are you still with me? I'm getting confused too.
All this is to say that, even her sister's broken heart doesn't stop Jess from chasing her dream of soccer stardom. She goes with the team on a trip to Germany for a big game.
Seriously Keira Knightley, your face is like that Tony Danza movie, "She's Outta Control."
Jess told her parents she was going to her cousin's house, but her dad finds out she was lying when he saw her picture in the newspaper:
Meanwhile, in Germany, after losing the game, Jess's team decides to go to a dance club to dance away the pain to some really fantastic and totally hip music.
This is exactly how I picture a German Dance Club. (Note Jonathan Ryhs Meyers's overbite.)
Jess's dad shows up at her next game, to see what his daughter's been up to.
During the game, Jess gets into a fight with a girl from the other team. Jess hits her and gets kicked out of the game. Jess's dad is not proud.
After the game, Jess's coach is comforting her by snuggling her neck when her dad walks up and is all "Hell no."
Jess's dad takes her home, ready to have the whole family yell at her, when they are surprised that her sister's wedding is back on! Both families get all excited and yaaaay!
But, it turns out, that the wedding is the same day as the big final game. A scout from a college in the USA is coming to the game and is both Jess and Jules's shot at playing soccer, possibly professionally, one day.
But, Jess is good to her family and tells her team she can't play because her family is more important.
Don't you totally want an Sikh wedding now?
But, at the wedding and during the reception Jess is pretty miserable.
Her dad tells her that he wants her to go to the game, if she promises to return with a smile. Her sister deserves a happy family at the wedding.
So Jess goes to the game and is totally awesome!