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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
I find it refreshing to see a film that contains an insight into other cultures.
I found it had a similar foundation as East is East; if you care to share my feeling of the film, Anita and Me was nice and sweet, while East is East was salty.
The story is indeed a solid piece of work. It tells the life of a 12-year-old girl living in the East Midlands in 1972, where she is discovering a more advanced way of life - teenage angst in other words.
The cast were superb - fine piece of acting from those familiar BBC faces. It is such a shame that the film will be forgotten.
Choose this instead of James Bond (Die Another Day clashes with this at the cinema) - at least you get to see James Bond every Bank Holiday Monday.
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