Bend It Like Beckham reviews are good

Some good and bad news… First, the bad… the release date for “Prozac Nation” has apparently been pushed back to January 24, 2003.

Now on to some good… “Bend It Like Beckham” is due in theatres in the UK on April 12, not April 19. So those in the UK get to see this even sooner. There is going to possibly be a premiere for the film in Leicester Square, London on April 11. No further details are known. For a peek at a couple of trailers, visit Cinemas Online. They have a plot summary and two different trailers available online. Both contain some nice bits with Jonathan. Randomly, according to Amazon.co.uk, they are going to release a movie tie-in novel April 18.

So far “Bend It Like Beckham” has been getting fairly good reviews. The BBC gave it 4 out of 5 stars:

Following on from the success of her earlier comedies “Bhaji on the Beach” and “What’s Cooking?”, Gurinder Chadha turns this British-Asian film about a clash between traditional values and the modern world into a fantastic feel-good movie. Chock full of wonderful characters – Jess’ long-suffering mother, her slapper sister, and her fellow teammates – “Beckham” is a real crowd pleaser.

Although it’s set up as an Asian comedy in the “East is East” mould, it’s also a great football movie, with some hilariously surreal on-pitch moments…

It’s sweet without ever becoming schmaltzy and finishes by tying up every loose end. The only fault is that it runs on too long, if the ref had blown her whistle earlier, it would have been absolutely perfect. But since it’s the kind of film that’ll have the whole audience clapping by the time the credit sequence outtakes appear, it’s easy to forgive that minor fault. Mr Beckham ought to be proud to have his name on such a great film.

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