3.5

Patti Cake$

Drama


 

A teenager from New Jersey hopes the world is big enough for her talent as a rap artist.

The central character is a white girl, precious for owning a full range of emotions and delectable for her insecurities. The narrative works by balancing high dreams and a low, or struggling, reality. You know you're being played for feel-good reactions as the action builds towards the outcome. Thankfully the writer works with sufficient restraint to keep the story grounded, as well as being responsible for original songs that positively spit. Underdog in a dawg-eat-dawg world.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 14th September 2017
Twentieth Century Fox 109 mins