Patti Cake$

Patti Cake$

Geremy Jasper (2017)

108min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
It's a rare film that both puts a smile on your face and has you urging others to see it. Like Once, Brooklyn and Sing Street, this is one of those films. Essentially, its tale of an outsized New Jersey girl with an equally outsize ambition to make it in rap music is standard star-is-born stuff, albeit with a contemporary twist. But Patti Cake$ largely transcends such corn and cliché. It's vibrant, feel-good fun, and infused with more energy and creative spark than a dozen "dinosaur" superhero films. There are some great rap and blues tunes, too. Aussie actress Danielle Macdonald plays Patti, and instantly becomes the new poster woman for the billions who aren't built like supermodels. She's terrific. So is the film. See it for entertainment and uplift.

Summary

Aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski lives a dead-end day in a dead-end New Jersey town. However, she is determined not to let life keep her down as she, her best friend Jheri and a growing band of misfits look to make their hip-hop dreams come true. Drama, starring Danielle Macdonald, Sahr Ngaujah and Bridget Everett.

Cast & Crew

Patricia Dombrowski / Killa P / Patti Cake$ Danielle Macdonald
Barb Bridget Everett
Jheri Siddharth Dhananjay
Basterd Mamoudou Athie
O-Z Sahr Ngaujah
Danny McCaul Lombardi
Officer Nichols Wass Stevens
Ray Nick Sandow
Nana Cathy Moriarty
Slaz Patrick Brana
Director Geremy Jasper
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: SwearingReleased on: 1 Sep 2017
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