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Patrik, Age 1.5 (2008)

Patrik 1,5 (original title)
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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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Amanda Davin ...
Isabell
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Eva
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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
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Storebror Karlsson / Big Brother
Anders Lönnbro ...
Urban Adler
Anna Wallander ...
Sister Irja
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Storyline

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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No family could be happier! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

Also Known As:

Patrik, Age 1.5  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,724, 6 August 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$56,299, 17 October 2010
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

At 40:15 the kids leave the skate pipe, and the left skateboard is standing on its wheels. - When Patrik reaches the scene, the skateboard suddenly lies on its back. See more »

Quotes

Eva: Has he met someone else?
Göran Skoogh: No. At least, I don't think so. So you think he has?
Eva: Then you're lucky. He cheated on me for six months before I found out about it.
Göran Skoogh: Really? Who with?
Eva: You, you moron!
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Shambala
Written by Daniel Moore
Performed by Three Dog Night
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A beautifully crafted film. Emotional and heartfelt without being sappy
7 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those rare occurrences when you attend a cinematic experience that takes you through an array of emotions. And if the main couple weren't gay, you'd never know the difference by the heartaches, trials are tribulations they must endure. You are most likely to see this as just another couple struggling to adopt. However, in this case, this couple is launched into a whirlwind of surprises as they happily prepare to receive their newly adopted son. Things don't turn out quite right, and the story takes off from there. I must comment on the craftsmanship of the film because it seems like there was a lot of love and emotion put into it. The actors, the writing, the direction, the look, everything of about this film is so well done that it wallows in a very nostalgic mood where as an audience member you hope matters get resolved to the benefit of the main characters. Enjoy the ride for you will find it quite a delightful experience. Folks from all ages and walks of life can watch, learn and appreciate the beauty and contradicting curve-balls and pitfalls life throws at you. All generations can take something from this film that personally applies to a life experience. An exquisitely beautiful film not to be missed.


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