Patti Cake$

Straight out of Jersey comes Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper fighting through a world of strip malls and strip clubs on an unlikely quest for glory.


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  • ★★★½ review by Ramon Samson on Letterboxd

    If Whiplash had a baby with 8 Mile and Precious, this would be the spawn.

  • ★★★½ review by Andrew Parker on Letterboxd

    Sometimes a tad corny and it leans HARD into its influences (8 Mile, Hustle and Flow), but it's also genuine, consistently entertaining, and the performances are top notch across the board.

  • ★★★★ review by kwang on Letterboxd

    DIFF #6

    An aspiring plus-sized white female rapper from Jersey follows her dream against her mother's wish and against the stereotype of rappers in general. It's a hip, funny, and emotional film that dances mostly in sync with the beat, with enough backstory to make the audience care and cheer. Think 8 Mile with Rebel Wilson.

  • ★★★★ review by Jordan on Letterboxd


    Fox Searchlight took a huge gamble with this, especially after The Birth of a Nation, and with Patti Cake$ they won. This is going to be huge.

  • ★★★★½ review by tbakk on Letterboxd

    This absolutely soars. I loved every freaking moment of it and couldn't wipe the smile off my face for nearly two hours.


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