Falling into adulthood


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Set in West London and Hamburg, this 2002 comedy follows the story of two 18-year-olds, Jess Bhamra (Parminda Nagra) and Jules Paxton (Keira Knightley), with dreams of playing professional football. The film takes us through the girls’ journeys exploring relationships with friends, family and boys.
As tension arises, Jess and Jules must sort their differences, make peace with their parents, and overcome cultural prejudice to win the league championship and earn scholarships. The film was nominated for several awards, received positive reviews, and resonated with youth worldwide.