In honour of the women’s 2019 FIFA world cup, we got to thinking about possibly the best women’s football film of all time (granted there isn’t an abundance to choose from). Bend It Like Beckham is a film that’s stood the test of time and there’s never been a more relevant time to re-watch it. To remind you why you need to dust it out of our DVD collection here’s a few things we loved about it.
Things We Loved About Bend It Like Beckham
The Y2K Style
The set design of both the girl’s bedrooms featuring posters of their girlhood crushes, bandanas, chainmail halter tops, Kiera’s questionable haircut, all noughties gold.
It Was Kiera’s Breakout Role
Fresh-faced Kiera was 17 when she graced the screen for BILB in 2003.
The Nightclub Scene
Featuring a makeover, a club banger from Mel C, tears and BFF fights over a boy. Need we say more?
Shaznay from All Saints’ Guest Spot
We see you, girl.
It Actually Taught Us Some Stuff About Football
For those of us who weren’t previously in the know, obv.