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Bend It Like Beckham
Genre: Comedy Drama

Reviewed In Issue 78 (Nov 2003) Of Widescreen Review®

Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Archie Panjabi, Shaznay Lewis, Frank Harper & Juliet Stevenson

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director Gurinder Chadha and co-writer Paull Mayeda Berges; a Who Wants To Cook Aloo Gobi? featurette, a 15-minute cooking show-style tutorial on making the Indian cauliflower-potato dish with Chadha under the intimidating eyes of her mother and aunt; a 15-minute behind-the-scenes featurette; 10 deleted scenes; a montage-style music video; the recipe for Aloo Gobi; trailers; and a music promo spot.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2008469
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Language and some sexual situations
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 112
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/30/03
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Gurinder Chadha
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Just because you can kick a ball doesn

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD exhibits a picture with colors that can appear a bit exaggerated at times. Hues seem a bit plugged-up and fleshtones can appear a bit sickly (a little on the green side). Images are generally sharp and detailed, but fine textures are limited. Pixelization is often noticed breaking up finer details, but edge enhancement is rarely a problem. The picture is by no means terrible, it just can appear a bit

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