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Release Date: August 18th, 2017

R|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
Fed up with life in her New Jersey hometown, Patricia Dombrowski, aka Patti Cake$, hopes to follow in the footsteps of her idol and hit the road to achieve stardom as a rapper. With help from her best friend, a mysterious musician and her loving grandmother, Patti leads the charge against an army of haters, unpaid bills and the broken dreams that are holding her back.

Cast: Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Cathy Moriarty, Siddharth Dhananjay, Mamoudou Athie, Patrick Brana, Sahr Ngaujah, MC Lyte

Director: Geremy Jasper

Genres: Drama, Music

Production Co: Department of Motion Pictures

Distributors: Fox Searchlight

Keywords: 2010s, Moving, Emotional, Sacrifice, Pursuit, Bar, Love, House, Friend, Family, Escape, Rise, Heartwarming, Friendship, Inspiring

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  • Debut director Geremy Jasper has said Patti is part-modelled on his own life, and there’s a real empathy on display here for her internal and external struggles, a gift which Mcdonald makes the most of in her own debut. show more

  • Geremy Jasper’s dynamic debut crackles with energy and grassroots authenticity. But it wouldn’t have worked at all without the right leading lady, which it found in Danielle Macdonald, whose rapping seems convincingly born of her character’s rough life experience. show more

  • Patti Cake$ clearly loves music, but fails to translate that into a compelling narrative. It’s an album filled mostly with half-baked skits. show more

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