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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.

Director:

Ella Lemhagen

Writers:

Michael Druker (play), Ella Lemhagen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gustaf Skarsgård ... Göran Skoogh
Torkel Petersson ... Sven Skoogh
Tom Ljungman ... Patrik Eriksson
Amanda Davin Amanda Davin ... Isabell
Annika Hallin ... Eva
Jacob Ericksson ... Lennart Ljung
Anette Sevreus Anette Sevreus ... Louise Ljung
Mats Blomgren ... Jan Åström
Malin Cederblad Malin Cederblad ... Monika Åström (as Malin Cederbladh)
Antti Reini ... Tommy Karlsson
Mirja Burlin Mirja Burlin ... Carina Karlsson
Vilde Helmerson Vilde Helmerson ... Lillebror Karlsson
Patrik Rydmark ... Storebror Karlsson / Big Brother
Anders Lönnbro 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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and brief sexual content | See all certifications »
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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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Connections

References Blue Velvet (1986) See more »

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No One to Kiss
Written by Markus Järvinen
Performed by The Kissin' Cousins
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What better way to celebrate the legalisation of same-sex adoption in Argentina?
20 August 2010 | by thisissubtitledmoviesSee all my reviews

A country notable for its tolerance of homosexuality, gay adoption has been legal in Sweden since 2002. Compared to the UK, where same-sex adoption was legalised in 2005, and Scotland, where the bill only passed in 2009, a film that explores the issue from a more established perspective deserves attention. Originally a play by Michael Druker, the film received a warm reception at LA's Outfest in 2009. Following the media interest and Channel 4's recent documentary about gay millionaires Barrie and Tony Drewitt-Barlow, who have three children through IVF and surrogacy, this is a timely release. Patrik, Age 1.5 ably confronts the controversial subject of same-sex adoption. The film does not shy away from some of the more unpleasant assumptions held against the gay community, undermines preconceptions and underlines some of society's double standards. This may be a tall order, but Patrik, Age 1.5 succeeds and yet remains a gentle, thoughtful and, at times, provocative comedy. What better way to celebrate the legalisation of same-sex adoption in Argentina? SR


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

12 September 2008 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$408, 16 August 2009

Gross USA:

$57,468

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,259,068
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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