About

Jess Bhamra, the daughter of a strict Indian couple in London, is not permitted to play organized soccer, even though she is 18. When Jess is playing for fun one day, her impressive skills are seen by Jules Paxton, who then convinces Jess to play for her semi-pro team. Jess uses elaborate excuses to hide her matches from her family while also dealing with her romantic feelings for her coach, Joe.

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Directed by

Gurinder Chadha

Written by

Gurinder Chadha (Screenplay)
Guljit Bindra (Screenplay)
Paul Mayeda Berges (Screenplay)

Runtime

112 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, India

Language

English

Tagline

Sometimes, to follow your dreams... you've got to bend the rules!

Cast

Keywords

london woman director sport family football (soccer) culture clash tradition immigration indian lead role of women sikh women's football (soccer) indian lgbt

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