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Anita and Me (2002)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  22 November 2002 (UK)
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Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence ... See full summary »

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Hairy Neddy
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Mr. Kumar
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Mrs. Rutter
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Mrs. Daljeet Kumar
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Uncle Amman
Alex Freeborn ...
Sam Lowbridge
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Mrs. Ormerod
Zohra Segal ...
Nanima (as Zohra Sehgal)
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Auntie Shaila
Christine Tremarco ...
Sandy
Chandeep Uppal ...
Meena Kumar
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The Reverend 'Uncle' Alan
Lucy Pargeter ...
Brenda
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Meena, a 12-year-old living in a mining village in the English Midlands in 1972, is the daughter of Indian parents who've come to England to give her a better life. This idyllic existence is upset by the arrival in the village of Anita Rutter and her dysfunctional family. Anita is 14, blonde and beautiful - exactly what Meena thinks she wants to be. She becomes part of Anita's world, but events do not run smoothly. Meena's growing up - and that brings plenty of changes. Written by Phil Reynolds

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£453,613 (UK) (22 November 2002)

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£1,753,880 (UK) (27 December 2002)
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Trivia

Alex Freeborn as Sam Lowbridge rides a 1971 Triumph Bonneville. See more »

Goofs

The film shows UPVC double glazing in certain scenes. UPVC double glazing was not introduced into the UK until 1976, whereas the movie is set in 1972. See more »

Quotes

Tracey Rutter: Aw what's the dog's name?
Mrs. Rutter: Nigga
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Mouldy Old Dough
Written by Nigel Fletcher and Robert Woodward
Performed by Lieutenant Pigeon
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Very Good - come without expectations
4 March 2006 | by (The Forest of Dean) – See all my reviews

A very good film. Do not come with preconceptions, it is not East is East, Bend it like Beckham. After all you don't expect all movies written about the US or by Americans to be like How the West was won.

It accurately reflects the times and the attitudes. Nice cast, a bit ham acted in places but otherwise good. The two actors who played Meena and Anita were very good. I cannot understand the comments about the midlands accents, they were where they should have been. The with-it vicar was not out of place mind! The sound track was really good and reminded both me and the wife of our teens.

OK, a bit pre the Kumars at No 42 but personally I found this to be a very entertaining film. It stands in it's own right.


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