• Patrik, Age 1.5 (2010)

Patrik, Age 1.5

Release Date: August 6th, 2010

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

A gay couple, Goran (Gustaf Skarsgård) and Sven (Torkel Petersson), want to adopt. But through a mistake on the adoption papers, they receive not a 1.5-year-old child, but a 15-year-old delinquent, Patrik (Thomas Ljungman), who happens to be homophobic. With the agency unable to fix things for at least a week, the couple is forced to deal with Patrik's belief that all homosexuals are pedophiles. As Goran and Sven's relationship grows strained, all three learn something important from each other.

Cast: Gustaf Skarsgård, Torkel Petersson, Thomas Ljungman, Amanda Davin, Annika Hallin, Jacob Ericksson, Mats Blomgren, Antti Reini

Director: Ella Lemhagen

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Sonet Film AB, Film i Väst, Filmlance International AB, Sveriges Television

Keywords: Love , Tense , Growing up , Transformation , Emotional , 2000s , Family

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe

    The cute little domestic comedy gains a slightly rough edge - maybe Sven isn't meant to be a father or a husband. show more

  • 63
    Joe WilliamsSt. Louis Post-Dispatch

    This homey construct is warm, exactingly crafted and painted with pop-country tones, but it's lacking a deep foundation where the issues that it raises can resonate. For a movie like that, we may have to depend on the Danes. show more

  • 75
    Ella TaylorNPR

    Yet Patrik, Age 1.5 does go further than "The Kids Are All Right" in its willingness to test the limits of mainstream tolerance for emerging family forms. show more

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