Anita & Me (2002)
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Directed by Metin Huseyin, Anita & Me follows the development of a cross-cultural friendship between 12-year-old Indian immigrant Meena (Chandeep Uppal) and her 14-year-old British neighbor, Anita (Anna Brewster). An aspiring writer, Meena (Uppal) writes down all the challenges of her new life in great detail, from her parents insistence that she focus solely on her studies, to the vast cultural differences between Britain and India. The most notable subject, however, is the comfort she finds from her unlikely friendship with Anita. Anita & Me is based on a novel by Meera Syal, who also penned the screenplay. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi … More
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Critic Reviews for Anita & Me
There's good support too, especially from Kathy Burke, who steals the film with a short, under-stated burst of classy acting in a key scene ...
A sweet chapter in the life of a young girl battling to identify with her roots and environment, although it never reaches the heights that Bend It Like Beckham achieves.
There's nothing for us to buy into here, and impatience sets in pretty quick. On a fundamental level, it's hard to understand just how Syal hopes for us to identify with her protagonist.
Audience Reviews for Anita & Me
It's a british comedy. Therefore it's
1 got hilarious comedy accents.
2 got hilarious 70s fashions.
3 got "affectionate" racial stereotypes.
4 got an utterly predictable script.
5 shite. Sorry, I mean "shoyt".
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