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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  • ★★★★ 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.

  • ★★★★½ 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. Big time. This is going to be huge.

  • ★★★★ review by Trejon Dunkley on Letterboxd

    This movie is relentlessly charming, inventive cinematography, and a killer soundtrack. A few plot threads left dangling, but this is strictly a character piece so it won't detract from your viewing. Please please please see it when it gets a wide release!

  • ★★★★ review by Lately on Letterboxd

    DIFF 2017 #36 - What a dope way to finish my first festival. This one definitely goes off well in large crowds. I doubt I'll have time in the future to watch nearly as many films sadly. Still a great experience and I hope to do the big ones like TIFF or Sundance next year.

  • ★★★★ review by Heath Cowart on Letterboxd

    SXSW 2017 - Movie #21

    The last thing I expected going into this was that it would put me on the verge of tears near the end.

    Major props to all the actors involved, most notably Danielle Macdonald as the title role and Bridget Everett as her mother. Would love to see them both in more projects in the near future.

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