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Patrik, Age 1.5 (2008)
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A Swedish gay couple adopt what they think is an 18-month-old orphan, only to meet their new son, a 15-year-old homophobic delinquent.

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Torkel Petersson ...
Tom Ljungman ...
Amanda Davin ...
Isabell
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Eva
Jacob Ericksson ...
Lennart Ljung
Anette Sevreus ...
Louise Ljung
Mats Blomgren ...
Jan Åström
Malin Cederblad ...
Monika Åström (as Malin Cederbladh)
Antti Reini ...
Tommy Karlsson
Mirja Burlin ...
Carina Karlsson
Vilde Helmerson ...
Lillebror Karlsson
Patrik Rydmark ...
Storebror Karlsson / Big Brother
Anders Lönnbro ...
Urban Adler
Anna Wallander ...
Sister Irja
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Goran and Sven have been cleared for adoption and are given the option to adopt Swedish orphan "Patrik 1,5," but when Patrik arrives, he turns out not to be the little boy they were expecting. A comma was misplaced, and the boy they receive is a 15-year-old homophobe with a criminal past. Written by Anonymous

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orphan | gay | 15 year old | adoption | swedish | See more »

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Little typo. Big problem. See more »

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Rated R for some language and brief sexual content | See all certifications »
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12 September 2008 (Sweden)  »

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Patrik, Age 1.5  »

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$4,724 (USA) (6 August 2010)

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$56,299 (USA) (15 October 2010)
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The first night Patrik stays in the house, he sneaks out of his locked room, and looks around the house. After playing Foosball, he picks up a book of drawings. The book is about the works of an iconic gay artist Touko Laaksonen, better known by his pseudonym Tom of Finland (8 May 1920 - 7 November 1991). Laaksonen was a Finnish artist most noted for his stylized all male erotic and fetish art and his influence on gay culture from the 1970s until the present. Many people believe that he was the most important creator of gay male erotic and semi-erotic art. See more »

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Göran Skoogh: What did your dad look like?
[no response]
Göran Skoogh: What about your mother?
Patrik Eriksson: Like a strung-out old whore.
Göran Skoogh: Patrik!
Patrik Eriksson: Well, that's what she was. And my dad can't have been much better. Or maybe he paid to screw her. I don't know.
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Predictable but I really liked it
22 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A Swedish gay couple want to adopt a son. They want a baby who is around 1 year old. Through a misprint in their request (they put 1.5) they get a 15 year old boy. He's been in numerous foster families, has a history of violence and is a vicious homophobe to boot!

You can probably figure out the rest of the story--there are no real surprises here. Still, it was well-acted by all, had an intelligent script and never got too maudlin or syrupy. This movie could have tried to milk the audiences sympathies but it didn't. Everything is done in a matter of fact and low-key way. The only puzzling thing is that we see examples of homophobia that the couple face...and then that's dropped completely. What was the point of showing it then? Still this is a well-done movie showing gay adoption in a positive light. I saw it at the Provincetown Film Festival and the audience loved it! I give it a 7.


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