Directed by Geremy Jasper
Straight out of Jersey comes Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, an aspiring rapper fighting through a world of strip malls and strip clubs on an unlikely quest for glory.
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★★★½ review by Ramon Samson on Letterboxd
If Whiplash had a baby with 8 Mile and Precious, this would be the spawn.
★★★½ review by Andrew Parker on Letterboxd
Sometimes a tad corny and it leans HARD into its influences (8 Mile, Hustle and Flow), but it's also genuine, consistently entertaining, and the performances are top notch across the board.
★★★★ review by kwang on Letterboxd
An aspiring plus-sized white female rapper from Jersey follows her dream against her mother's wish and against the stereotype of rappers in general. It's a hip, funny, and emotional film that dances mostly in sync with the beat, with enough backstory to make the audience care and cheer. Think 8 Mile with Rebel Wilson.
★★★★ review by Jordan on Letterboxd
Fox Searchlight took a huge gamble with this, especially after The Birth of a Nation, and with Patti Cake$ 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.
2NITE$ THE NITE! YEE! YEE!
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