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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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Uncle Amman
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Sam Lowbridge
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Mrs. Ormerod
Zohra Segal ...
Nanima (as Zohra Sehgal)
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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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Wet Dream
Written by Derrick Morgan and Maxie Smith
Performed by Max Romero
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Hilarious, moving, brilliant.
17 November 2002 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

The story of a young Asian girl growing up in Britain, Anita and Me will be bracketed with Bend It Like Beckham but is far superior. It's as brilliantly-scripted as About A Boy or Bridget Jones, without any of the advantages that those movies had in terms of budget, glamour and style. Particularly surprising and welcome was the fact that the film didn't feel obliged to smooth out the rough edges, for example by making Anita worthy of Meena's worship. It's this surprising integrity that makes an ostensibly lightweight film into something more substantial. It works on every level and is highly recommended.


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