Bend it like Beckham
From Jules mother not wanting her daughter to play football, to letting her go to America and play football really shows the change she had made throughout this film. You can notice how she changes her attitude for the sport and her daughter’s skills in the game. At one point her mother would be happy for her, and then be angry at her for no resin. Jules mother learns that her daughter is very good at playing football and that she can still lead a life of a traditional woman.
Jules and her mother don’t have a close relationship with one another. Jules loves playing football, where her mother is a traditional lady who acts professional. Her mother does not like her playing football and wants her to be more girly and into shopping and guys like other girls her age. Like in the seen where Jules and her mother are in a bra shop, and her mother was trying to get her to get a push up bra so she shows more cleavage. Jules ignores her mother and walks over to the sports bars. Her mother doesn’t understand why Jules will not get a fancy bra and dress like normal girl, but she wants to look like a tomboy. You can tell by all the comments Jules mother makes.
Later on in the movie when Jules mother meets Jess for the first time she refers her to as Jules Indian friend. Then she replies, “I hope you can teach my daughter a bit about your culture, including respect for their elders.”Here it seems as if her mother is happy that Jules has a new friend but is rude to Jess at the same time.
As you can see, Jules mother starts off wanting her daughter to be more into shopping and into boys. Then she changes and becomes accepting to the fact that football is to blame for how her daughter is. She finally realizes that Jules is not a lesbian and she is a traditional woman playing football like the girl she read about in the football magazine. She also sees that her daughter going to the United States will be a good experience for her...
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