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 ...
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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
A good film, in my opinion. The jokes might have cheapened the serious, sad parts of the film, or the pathos dampened the humour, but they didn't. The two stood together and complemented one another, much like the main characters. I think the acting was excellent. The film also, I feel, gave me some insight into the lives of Asian people living in the UK both now and in the past.
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