Anita & Me

Anita & Me

By Metin Huseyin

  • Genre: Metin Huseyin
  • Release Date: 2002-11-22
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 28min
  • Director: Metin Huseyin
  • Production Company: Starfield Productions
  • iTunes Price: GBP 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 1.99
From 20 Ratings


Based on Meera Syal’s best-selling novel and featuring an all-star cast, Anita & Me is a hilarious British comedy. It’s 1972 and 12-year-old Meena is poised on the brink of her teenage years. Torn between her family’s culture and the escape offered by the rock and roll era, her daily life is turned upside down by the arrival of the blonde, beautiful and outrageous Anita Rutter. Boasting a terrific ‘70s soundtrack, Anita & Me stars a host of British acting talent including Sanjeev Bhaskar (Goodness Gracious Me), Kathy Burke (Kevin & Perry Go Large), Mark Williams (The Fast Show) & Meera Syal (writer of Bhaji On The Beach and star of Goodness Gracious Me). Take a trip back in time to when flares, glam rock and Jackie magazine ruled!



  • Terrible, just terrible

    By gec
    Loved the book (except for the ending) which is beautifully written, so I rented the film. It’s just awful in comparison. Bad and unconvincing casting (Anita, Anita’s mum, the children in Meena’s class who are half her age...), bad acting, bad storyline which is very, very different from the book. Very disappointing. I think that 12 year olds might find it funny (2 funny lines made me smile in the whole film), but anyone older should steer well clear.