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Anita & Me (2002)

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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Papa Kumar
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Mrs. Deidre Rutter
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Mrs. Daljeet Kumar
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Sam Lowbridge
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Mrs. Ormerod
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Nanima
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Auntie Shaila
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Sandy
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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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22 November 2002 (UK)  »

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£453,613 (UK) (22 November 2002)
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Trivia

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

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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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Ballpark Incident
Written by Roy Wood (as R. Wood)
Performed by Wizzard
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a beautifully crafted film
16 January 2005 | by (london, england) – See all my reviews

Anita and me is one of the most beautifully crafted, hilarious, moving and compelling stories i have ever seen on the big screen. it is a beautiful tale of two young girls who struggle to grow up in a mining village in the 70s. it is without a doubt the greatest movie to come from Britain in a very long time. unlike its counterparts bend it like beckham and east is east. it remains hilarious yet looks head on at some of the grim issues going on in the 70's such as racial abuse and family conflict. often avoided by many movie makers. it is also unlike many of the other bad 70s flashback films. there is a wide variety of elements where you can look and say to yourself... i remember when that record came out! or i remember when my parents used to make me change into play clothes after school! or that time when me and my friend stole a load of sweets from the village shop and blamed it on my niece! not only do i recommend it for people who remember the golden age that was the 70s, but i recommend it for a lot of young women who struggle with the day to day struggles of being a teenager, falling out with friends, wondering why you cant get a boyfriend etc. strongly recommend this film for when you are feeling down or sad. i guarantee it will make you smile!


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