Review: Informative docuseries gives glimpse into life of soccer star

Henry

BECKHAM
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (8/10)
With David and Victoria Beckham
Director: Fisher Stevens
(Netflix)

While the rugby season is in full swing, this week we celebrate another winner’s triumph: David Beckham.

This documentary about the soccer legend is natural, unforced, captivating, colorful, honest on the surface, and without pretension. You’re actually visiting the Beckhams.

What works is the down-to-earth ease with which both Beckhams speak. They also address prickly subjects, explaining how they both had to struggle through discouragement and fear to overcome numerous obstacles.

The series moves quickly although of course there are many, many football scenes, because after all that is what the genius player’s life revolves around! If you are not that interested in football, the interviews with especially Beckham’s managers and coaches are informative, and the domestic intrigues play a pertinent role.

So the documentary is full of information, but it also points the finger at the managers of football teams in particular, and how some of them hosted him.

It also explains that Beckham is actually just a normal Brit, who loves his country passionately, embraces sport, but still tries to keep a balance.

Informative and impressive.

(8/10)