Anita and Me details
|Starring:||Max Beesley, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kathy Burke, Ayesha Dharker, Lynn Redgrave, Anna Brewster, Chandeep Uppal, Meera Syal|
|Genres:||Comedy, World Cinema|
|Studio:||ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT / ICON HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Anita and Me
|Run time:||1 hour 33 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 May 2003|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Anita And MeBy LasVegas2010 (13 reviews) from North West , 22 Oct 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]After the likes of 'East Is East' and 'Bend It Like Beckham', I've grown quite a fan of British movies starring Asian actors! 'Anita And Me' managed to sustain the quality but left me wondering whether or not the formula has been exhausted.
Like its counterparts, the movie managed to deliver some great comedy moments, but I found myself wondering if I'd heard all this before. The story itself is a simple tale of a 12 year old girl (Meena) who's struggling to grow up, please her family and be more like her new best friend Anita.
Although we're given a detailed insight into Meena's life and thoughts, and feel as if we can relate to her situations, it's almost like you're left wondering where the story is leading. The ending is somewhat predictable and unexciting, and left me waiting for some sort of twist in the tale, but not entirely disappointing. I think the reason for this is that because you feel close to Meena as a character, you feel satisfied with the conclusion of the movie.
Overall, I wouldn't make an effort to watch it, but definately not a waste of time for those quiet nights in!
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AWESOMEEEEE xDBy shanxoxo (1 review) , 09 Aug 2013Seriously love this movie! Its been one of my faovurites for a good few years now, and it never gets old. It might be set in 1972 but to me seems like its set right here, right now in 2013.
Refreshing and funnyBy a customer , 29 May 2013Nice film, very refreshing. It sends a positive message as well. I recommend it and definately it has at least 4 stars. Funny parts too. Enjoy it!
Read the book first, but a good film anywayBy a customer , 22 Apr 2013Although the opening credits and the description of the film fail to mention it, this film is based on the book 'Anita and Me' by actress, singer and writer Meera Syal who is of Punjabi decent and this book is indeed based loosely on her life growing up in a village near Wolverhampton. This film really does do the book justice and really captured the feel that Syal was going for. I think anyone who compares this film to 'all the other British-Asian films' doesn't really appreciate the honest perspective given in this account of life in the 1970s. Thus, I think those who have read the book first will like the film more.
Solid story lineBy a customer , 26 Mar 2013Its Brilliant! well shot simple story line, a fine balance between immigrants building a life in a new land and a child on the borders of traditions between the land their parents were born to the land they are born. Well scripted!
loved it.By a customer , 03 Feb 2013I first watched this at the cinema when it was released in 2002 - I was 13 at the time and adored it, i still do. it's funny in parts and completely heartfelt.