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  • Summary: A British film about a teenage girl named Jess (Nagra) living in London who must make a choice between following the traditions of her Indian family or pursuing her dream of becoming a soccer sensation. (Fox Searchlight)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. The most exhilarating movie so far this year. It's made up of many familiar elements -- think ''Monsoon Wedding'' meets ''My Beautiful Laundrette'' meets ''Personal Best'' -- yet before long, you catch on to how buoyant and funny and original it is.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    The juxtaposition between the fast-paced plays on the soccer field and the color-drenched, music-infused wedding party is a highlight of this captivating film.
  3. Smart, lively and altogether warmhearted dramatic comedy.
  4. 70
    Fine character work by Juliet Stevenson, Archie Panjabi, and Bollywood regular Anupam Kher make this well worth seeing.
  5. 70
    The portrait of traditional Indian life Chadha provides manages to mine laughs from characters without resorting to making them laughable.
  6. Reviewed by: Darrin Keene
    While this film offers plenty of laughs and a cool soundtrack, it also tiptoes around complex subjects of social change and inter-racial relations.
  7. 20
    Only silent Becks himself rises unstained from this reheated ethno-niche stew.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 60
  2. Negative: 11 out of 60
  1. Jul 28, 2013
    Light-hearted comedy! As an Indian I can completely relate to this movie. Well directed and not-so-bad acting. Not the most innovative movie but thoroughly enjoyable. Absolutely loved it! Expand
  2. Jul 1, 2013
    Es un film brillante, me gusto mucho, me gusto mucho mas esta pelicula porque su tema es el futbol, la vi tambien como una historia emocionante, yo en verdad, la recomiendo, Expand

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