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

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$56,299 (USA) (15 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

Patrik Eriksson: If I get raped, it's all your fault!
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References Blue Velvet (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

På post för Sverige
Composed by Sam Rydberg (1944)
Performed by Missionskyrkans Symfonic Band & Metalls musikkår, Trollhättan
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Excellent film
20 September 2009 | by (Colorado Springs, Colorado) – See all my reviews

I love the low-key quality of the film and the main character. As another reviewer wrote, the couple and Patrick are faced with numerous homophobic situations. Many aren't addressed simply because that's how life is as a gay man or woman.

Best gay film I've seen in a long while. Very little sex and language but rather, incredibly deep characters and struggles in relationships.

The main character, Goran, is spectacular. He is gentle and sincere while being incredibly strong in protecting his family. Amazing work. His partner, Sven, struggles with settling down, starting a family again (he has a 16 yr old daughter from his previous marriage), and living in a typical suburban neighborhood. The neighborhood dynamic is great. Each neighbor is really big on keeping their white picket fence front yards in amazing shape to outdo their neighbor. However, perfectly pruned front yards doesn't mean the family behind the door is doing as well.

Amazing film.


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