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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Meera Syal
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 8, 2006
Icon Film Distribution Ltd.

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as Yeti

as Rocker

as Meena's father

as Anita Rutter

as Anita's mother

as Meena's mother

as Meena's uncle

as Sam Lowbridge

as Shopkeeper

as Meena's grandma

as Meena's aunt

as Meena Kumar
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Critic Reviews for Anita & Me

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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 ...

Full Review… | July 22, 2006

Enjoyable and funny, but there's not that much to it.

Full Review… | July 22, 2006
Shadows on the Wall

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.

Full Review… | April 26, 2003
Urban Cinefile

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.

November 25, 2002

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".

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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