Patti Cake$ review
Like its title character, there are many things about Patti Cake$ - the Sundance smash hit that’s now about to reach a wider audience - that almost force you to dismiss it. It’s a festival darling, which are notoriously hit or miss, and you can pretty much guess how the story will play out based on the synopsis alone.
The film follows Patti aka Killa P (Danielle Macdonald), a wannabe rapper who spends her days scraping together enough cash to pay her grandmother’s medical bills, occasionally taking her out for walks and hanging out with her only real friend, Jheri (Siddharth Dhananjay). When they meet oddball Basterd (Mamoudou Athie) holed up in his anarchist shack in the woods, they decide to make a real go of things with their now-unique collective sound.