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Patti Cake$ (2017)

R | | Drama, Music | 18 August 2017 (USA)
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PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

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PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

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Rated R for language throughout, crude sexual references, some drug use and a brief nude image | See all certifications »

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Patti Cake$ - Queen of Rap  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,599, 20 August 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$800,148, 12 October 2017
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Trivia

Patti was supposed to be from Lodi, New Jersey as a tribute to Glenn Danzig/The Misfits, but writer/director Geremy Jasper wound up changing Patti's hometown. See more »

Quotes

Patti: [to Barb] Act your age.
Barb: [to Patti] Act your race.
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Soundtracks

Double Dare Ya
Written by Kathleen Hanna, Billy Karren, Tobi Vail and Kathryn Wilcox
Performed by Bikini Kill
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Warm funny star is born (Danielle MacDonald that is)
18 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

I saw this at the Sydney Film Festival 2017.

This movie is the typical youth dreaming of becoming a star and then we route for him/her as they are rejected by the establishment only to rise like a phoenix. Why so they keep making them? Because we love them is why. The beauty here is the parallels with the star Danielle MacDonald.

Danielle is a Sydney girl, who could not get noticed down under and went State-side to find her niche. Her talent is unstoppable and she does dirty Jersey (their words in credits not mine) proud.

The rapping is brilliant. I can't understand most of the stuff they play on the radio but given the context, the lyrics are poignant cries to the world of her plight.

Go - be inspired by Killer P and try stop singing P B N J days after you see the movie.


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