Patrik, Age 1.5 Poster

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

Distributors: Regent Releasing

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

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

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

  • 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

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