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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

June 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Need a soccer movie?

Word has reached my ears that the World Cup is going on (sorry, I’m not really on the ball with sports — ooh, see what I did there?), so perhaps some of you might be looking for a good soccer movie. Here’s one: “Bend It Like Beckham,” an utterly charming coming-of-age sports comedy from 2003, directed by Gurinder Chadha and starring Parminder Nagra (who later found TV success in “ER,” “Psych,” and “The Blacklist”), a still-in-her-teens Keira Knightley, and Archie Panjabi (so splendidly booted these days as Kalinda on TV’s “The Good Wife”). Here’s the trailer.

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