Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
Parminder Nagra: Jess
Tony : Look, Jessie. You can't plan who you fall for. It just happens. I mean, look at... Posh and Becks.
Jess : Well, Beckham's the best.
Tony : [chuckles] Yeah! I really like Beckham too.
Jess : Well of course you do. No one can cross a ball or bend it like Beckham
Tony : [shakes head] No, Jess. I *really* like Beckham.
Jess : What? You mean...
Jess : But you're Indian!
[explaining to Joe how she got the large burn scar on her thigh that makes her shy of wearing shorts]
Jess : I was eight. My mum was working overtime at Heathrow. And I was trying to cook beans on toast. And I jumped up to the grill to get the toast. And my trousers caught light so my sister put me in the bath, poured cold water over me and pulled them off. And half my skin came off too.
Joe : Sorry.
Jess : I know - it put me off beans on toast for life.
Jess : Anyone can cook aloo gobi, but who can bend a ball like Beckham?
Jess : I didn't ask to be good at football, Gura Nanak must have blessed me.
Jess : [after family accuses her of kissing a white boy who is really Jules] Me? Kissing? A boy? You're mad. You're all bloody mad.
Jules : We need you come to the Grand Final.
Jess : I can't.
Jules : [thinking it's about seeing Joe] You have to come!
Jess : No, I can't!
Jess : It's the same day as my sister's wedding.
Jules : [moaning quietly] Aw, shit.
Jess : [later, to Joe] Jess can't come on the 25th. It's the same day as her sister's wedding.
Joe : [angrily] *Shit!*
Jess : Joe! I'm going! They said I could go!
[Joe and Jess hug tightly]
Men in Background : Oi, oi, oi!
Jess : I'm sorry, I forgot.
Joe : That's okay now. I'm not your coach anymore. We can do what we want.
[Joe leans in to kiss Jess. Jess wants to, but pulls back]
Jess : Joe...
Joe : [quickly pulls away] Your dad's not here is he?
Jess : I'm sorry Joe. I can't.
Joe : I thought you wanted...
Jess : Letting me go to America is a really big step for my mum and dad. I don't know how they'd survive if I told them about you too.
Joe : I guess there's not much point with you going to America anyway. Is there?
[she shakes her head and they hug each other tightly]