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Patti Cake$ (2017)

R | | Drama, Music | 18 August 2017 (USA)
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PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

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PATTI CAKE$ is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey.

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Drama | Music

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Rated R for language throughout, crude sexual references, some drug use and a brief nude image | See all certifications »

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18 August 2017 (USA)  »

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Patti Cake$ - Queen of Rap  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$67,599, 20 August 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$800,148, 12 October 2017
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Australian Danielle Macdonald had to learn to rap and master the New Jersey accent for her role. See more »

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Patti: [to Barb] Act your age.
Barb: [to Patti] Act your race.
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References The Hunger Games (2012) See more »

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Kiss Me Deadly
Written by Mick Smiley
Performed by Bridget Everett
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Patti Cake$: Waitress by Day, Rapper by Night
7 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Cert 15 for language content.

This is an independent musical which follows the rags to (presumably) riches life of an aspiring female rapper. Australian actress Danielle MacDonald is Patti, a young waitress by day, ambitious rapper by night. Patti is searching for stardom with her equally talented friend who works as a pharmacist.

Meanwhile Patti is also financially struggling to support her ailing grandmother, whose medical costs are mounting causing frequent phone-calls chasing up for payment.

There's some friction between Patti and her mother, who had a promising singing career which ended early.

Patti is a white girl trying to make it in the black stereotypical world of rap, it's not the most original story, and feels predictable, especially towards the end.

Worth watching even if you're not a big fan of rap music


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