Patti Cake$

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Patti Cake$

Geremy Jasper
USA, 2017
Fiction, 108min, OmdU

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Patti Cake$

Geremy Jasper
USA, 2017
Fiction, 108min, OmdU

Cast: 
Danielle Macdonald
Patti
Bridget Everett
Barb
Siddharth Dhananjay
Hareesh
Mamoudou Athie
Basterd
Cathy Moriarty
Nana
Sahr Ngaujah
O-Z
McCaul Lombardi
Danny
Wass Stevens
Nickel
MC Lyte
DJ French Tips
Screenplay: 
Geremy Jasper
Sound: 
Ryan Billia
Camera: 
Federico Cesca
Editor: 
Brad Turner
Composer: 
Jasper
Jason Binnick
Decoration: 
Meredith Lippincott
Costume: 
Miyako Bellizzi

Production: 
Department of Motion Pictures
RT Features
Stay Gold Features
World Sales: 
Fox Searchlight
Distribution in Austria: 
ABC Films
Format: 
DCP
Color

Two stars are born in PATTI CAKE$, one of those rare crowdpleasers that earn their love honestly. The first is the sensational Danielle Macdonald, who plays the second: the movie’s title character, also known as Patricia Dombrowski, a poor white New Jersey rapper who, with her tiny diverse posse yearns to cross the bridge to fame and fortune. Written and directed by Geremy Jasper, the movie treads familiar aspirational ground: Patricia has dreams, pluck and obstacles (she’s routinely taunted because of her weight), but her outsider status isn’t fetishized or romanticized, and she’s divinely real. (Manohla Dargis)