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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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Ella Lemhagen

Writers:

Michael Druker (play), Ella Lemhagen
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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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No family could be happier! See more »

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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

Patrik Eriksson: Don't you touch me, you fucking homo!
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Connections

Remade as Patrik, Age 1.5 See more »

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Love Me Like You Used To
Written by Paul Davis and Bobby Emmons
Performed by Tanya Tucker
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Who of us couldn't fall in love with this......
13 September 2010 | by arizona-philm-phanSee all my reviews

.....guy....this Goran....this Gustaf Skarsgard....this standout performer.

Once you've seen this little film, you will realize it is this actor who is the heart and the soul of this story-with-a-twist. Here's a performer whose every thought is readable in his face.....whose every emotion makes its way across to us. And you know what is extra special about this? It's that no one can just "act" these things; these are things you have to "be"....within yourself. In other words, I think the Skarsgard we see on screen is the very same man off screen---and who of us wouldn't want a someone like that?

And if Skarsgard is all of that, then it is Tom Ljungman, as Patrik, who is the zest and the vitality of this movie....the one who makes it all gel. Wherever Sweden was able to come up with such an accomplished SIXTEEN year old is beyond me. The only thing left to say about this young man is, "Gustaf Skarsgard, you'd better watch out; someone is hard on your heels."

Oh, and I don't think any of us would kick a Torkel Petersson (Sven) out of....ahem...., either.

Postscript for The Wonderful Director (Underbar Direktör): Dear Ella Lemhagen....The ONLY thing this most satisfied movie viewer could think of to change in this exceptional film would be the Closing Credits and its "Crosscountry Run." Of course, you know the place I mean (new viewers will have to see it for themselves). A full of Urin + Vinegar Patrik (Age 1.5) would be in the "leading lane".....followed closely by Daddy Goran.....then Papa Sven.....and bringing up the rear, daughter Isabell (who can even keep Patrik on his toes).

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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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