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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 Mats Blomgren ... Jan Åström
Malin Cederblad Malin Cederblad ... Monika Åström (as Malin Cederbladh)
Antti Reini 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 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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Taglines:

Little typo. Big problem. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

12 September 2008 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Patrik, Age 1.5 See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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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

Sven Skoogh: [reading] "Patrik, 1,5..." Don't you say one and a half? "Patrik, 1,5 needs a new family. He has a troubled background..."
Göran Skoogh: [taking the letter and reading] He has a troubled background and needs love and a stable environment. If you choose to accept, he can come at the end of the month."
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Remade as Patrik, Age 1.5 See more »

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På post för Sverige
Composed by Sam Rydberg (1944)
Performed by Missionskyrkans Symfonic Band & Metalls musikkår, Trollhättan
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A Pleasant Surprise
2 November 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In a suburb in Sweden, the gay Dr. Göran (Gustaf Skarsgård) and his "husband", the executive Sven (Torkel Petersson) receive a letter informing that they will finally adopt an orphan – Patrik 1,5. They understand that Patrik is a one and half year-old baby and they prepare a room for the baby. However, there is a typo and Patrick (Tom Ljungman) is actually a fifteen year-old homophobic teenager with criminal record.

The gay couple assumes that there is a mistake, but it is Friday afternoon and they need to wait until Monday to contact the Social Service. Along the weekend, Sven has friction with the adolescent, but Göran befriends Patrik, who is an experienced gardener. Göran and Sven have an argument about Patrik and Sven leaves Göran.

When Göran learns that Patrik has been rejected by families for ten years, he decides to adopt Patrik. But now he is alone and the process of adoption is no longer valid and he needs to prepare a new application.

I am not a fan of films with the theme "gay couple", but Patrik 1.5 is a pleasant surprise. The story is funny, dramatic and romantic and the trio Gustaf Skarsgård, Torkel Petersson and Tom Ljungman is charismatic and shows a great chemistry. The director and writer Ella Lemhagen is very sensitive and never overexploits the gay relationship of Göran and Sven.

The prejudice of the neighbors of Göran and Sven is impressive considering the image of freedom in sex that the Swedish people have in my country. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Patrik 1.5"


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