Patti Cake$

Patti Cake$

Patti Cake$

An unlikely rapper (Danielle Macdonald) finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in the making in the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music-video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia, Patti Cake$ chronicles an underdog's quest for fame and glory. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic) at Sundance.

2017Rating: M, Coarse language and sexual references108 minsUSA
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Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Geremy Jasper’s fictional story of plus-sized would-be New Jersey rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, is a clichéd crowd-pleaser that’s so energetic, the “been-there, seen-that” cynic in me surrendered to its gritty simplicity.

3.0

A Satisfying Treat

There's no nice way to say this: Patti Cake$ is not an original film. It won't win any accolades for innovation. The story structure's so formulaic you can practically see the dotted "CUT AND PASTE HERE" lines at the edge of frame. With that said, it's worth noting that the movie never pretends to be more (or less) than it is, and I defy even the most...

4.0
Vulture

Vulture

press

It's a real crowd-pleaser, and I hope a lot of people will be inspired by its mixture of grittiness and uplift.

Variety

Variety

press

Music video director Geremy Jasper launches an unlikely rap star - and unforgettable indie underdog - in his high-energy feature debut.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The story of a white suburban redhead chasing hip-hop glory may set off alarms about cultural appropriation, but the film mostly disarms them, or mixes them into the soundtrack.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Don't believe the hype.

2.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Even with the fantasy elements, there's a sense of authenticity about some of this...

Stuff

Stuff

press

Offers the perspective that humour is the best way of coping with life's struggles.

4.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Jasper has said Patti is part-modelled on his own life, and there's a real feeling on display here for her internal and external struggles, a gift which Mcdonald makes the most of in her own debut.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A hearty feel-good stew of hip-hop and tough love served up by the writer-director Geremy Jasper.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Jasper's dynamic debut crackles with energy and grass roots authenticity. But it wouldn't have worked at all without the right leading lady, which it found in Danielle Macdonald...

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Patti Cake$ hits all the right beats.

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

flicks

Geremy Jasper’s fictional story of plus-sized would-be New Jersey rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, is a clichéd crowd-pleaser that’s so energetic, the “been-there, seen-that” cynic in me surrendered to its gritty simplicity.

3.0
Vulture

Vulture

press

It's a real crowd-pleaser, and I hope a lot of people will be inspired by its mixture of grittiness and uplift.

Variety

Variety

press

Music video director Geremy Jasper launches an unlikely rap star - and unforgettable indie underdog - in his high-energy feature debut.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The story of a white suburban redhead chasing hip-hop glory may set off alarms about cultural appropriation, but the film mostly disarms them, or mixes them into the soundtrack.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Don't believe the hype.

2.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Even with the fantasy elements, there's a sense of authenticity about some of this...

Stuff

Stuff

press

Offers the perspective that humour is the best way of coping with life's struggles.

4.0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Jasper has said Patti is part-modelled on his own life, and there's a real feeling on display here for her internal and external struggles, a gift which Mcdonald makes the most of in her own debut.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A hearty feel-good stew of hip-hop and tough love served up by the writer-director Geremy Jasper.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Jasper's dynamic debut crackles with energy and grass roots authenticity. But it wouldn't have worked at all without the right leading lady, which it found in Danielle Macdonald...

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Patti Cake$ hits all the right beats.

A Satisfying Treat

There's no nice way to say this: Patti Cake$ is not an original film. It won't win any accolades for innovation. The story structure's so formulaic you can practically see the dotted "CUT AND PASTE HERE" lines at the edge of frame. With that said, it's worth noting that the movie never pretends to be more (or less) than it is, and I defy even the most...

4.0