Anita & Me

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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

Cast

Sanjeev Bhaskar
as Meena's father
Anna Brewster
as Anita Rutter
Kathy Burke
as Anita's mother
Ayesha Dharker
as Meena's mother
Omid Djalili
as Meena's uncle
Alex Freeborn
as Sam Lowbridge
Lynn Redgrave
as Shopkeeper
Zohra Segal
as Meena's grandma
Meera Syal
as Meena's aunt
Chandeep Uppal
as Meena Kumar
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Critic Reviews for Anita & Me

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (2)

  • 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 ...

    Jul 22, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Enjoyable and funny, but there's not that much to it.

    Jul 22, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Apr 26, 2003 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Nov 25, 2002 | Rating: 1.5/4

Audience Reviews for Anita & Me

  • Jan 07, 2007
    This Brit-Asian movie is basically a coming-of-age story with humourous moments. Not as good as East Is East & Bend It Like Beckham - but I liked this too.
    ♥ Chani L Super Reviewer
  • Jan 04, 2007
    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 X Super Reviewer

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