Second film: "Bend it like Beckham"

The film "Bend it like Beckham" was released in 2002 and lasts 112 minutes.

Jess is a young girl who lives in London and loves to play football. Her parents are from India and want Jess to do traditional Indian things which doesn't include football. While she is playing in a park soccer with friends, a girl, who plays professional football and named Jules, discovers her. However, her parents don't want her to play football, and so they prohibit it. But Jess always secretly sneaks out of the house and goes to practise sessions and games. When a match with the wedding of her big sister overlaps, Jess goes to the wedding. She decides that family is more important than the game and addends the wedding. However, her father notices that she really doesn't want to be there and therefore decides to let her attend the football game.

We have already read the book in school, so I decided to take a look at the movie as well. On the one hand it addresses the stereotypes. An example can be the traditional notion of the parents who are living in an Indian neighbourhood in London. On the other hand, the traditions are also a reference to the theme of "India".

I consider the movie to be very interesting and I have also watched these even before we have seen/read it in school, because it addresses oppression of women that to this day is a big problem within even our modern society.


I hope you also like my second version ...

9.3.15 08:32, kommentieren


First film: "Ali G Indahouse"

The film "Ali G Indahouse" was released in 2002 and lasts 90 minutes. The main role, Ali G, is played by Sasha Baron Cohen.

Ali G is a young man who is with a gang named West Staines Massive. He lives in Staines (London) with his grandmother. Ali is discovered by a politician and gets sent to a political election. By chance, he wins it and becomes a politician in the British Parliament. Although he has no idea what he's supposed to do, he manages to be more famous and always occupies senior positions. Through an intrigue, the Prime Minister is dispossessed. Thereupon Ali helps him. When the problem is solved, the Prime Minister gets his job back and Ali is promoted to being his deputy. This he declines, however. Instead, he becomes an ambassador.

The film fits into the theme of stereotypes and prejudices, which we have discussed in class. This includes, among other things, that Ali is represented relatively stupid for his age because he grew up in a big city. He thinks only of party and does not worry about his qualifications. Moreover, he believes all the time that he would be the best and greatest. Added to this is that he lives as an adult with his grandmother.

In my opinion, this movie is only for entertainment. Sascha Baron Cohen plays the role as Ali G very good and the making of the film is also well done. We should be reminded that this is a fictional film. However, one should not ignore the fact that you can be successful today without the necessary qualifications, but you should not have too much hope.

If you've enjoyed my review, please take a look at my second one as well.

9.3.15 08:28, kommentieren