2002 July
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BILB scores down under

After scoring at the box office in the UK, making over £10.7 million pounds, “Bend It Like Beckham” opened well in Australia. It earned $594,000 with the highest per-screen average of any other film out in release in Australia.

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The Sun-Herald

Kicking On By Victoria Young The Sun-Herald, July 7, 2002 The movie Jonathan Rhys Meyers thought would be a disaster for him is a major hit, Victoria Young reports. If you haven’t seen the new British comedy Bend It Like Beckham, meet one major reason to buy a ticket quick – actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The movie also happens to be the funniest of the year so far and one of the most successful British-financed movies ever, but back to Rhys Meyers… The 24 year-old Irish actor plays Joe,...

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The Straits Times

Much Cuter Than Beckham By Suhaila Sulaiman The Straits Times, July 6, 2002 Gorgeous Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers usually plays mad, bad characters but in Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It Like Beckham, he’s really an average Joe. The task: Run around and play footie with 20 girls, all of whom are dressed in shorts, some topped in athletic bras. That is what Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers had to do in his latest movie, Bend It Like Beckham. It’s a tough job, but hey, somebody has got to do...

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Happy Now at film festival

“Bend It Like Beckham” is being released in Australia on July 4. For those in Toronto, Canada, you get the chance to see “Happy Now”, premiering at Britpics 2002, a film festival for the best of new British cinema. It will be screening at 7pm on Monday July 22 and takes place at Toronto’s Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor Street West). Single tickets are $9 and $7 (seniors/students). For further information please call the Britpics infoline at: (416) 604-4702. Tickets go on sale July 2. Thanks to Kazza for passing...