PATTI CAKE$
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PATTI CAKE$ is a big girl with a big mouth and big dreams of rap superstardom. Stuck in Lodi, New Jersey, Patti battles an army of haters as she strives to break the mold and take over the rap scene.

In a coming-of-age story straight out of gritty strip-mall suburban Jersey, an unlikely rapper finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in the making in PATTI CAKE$, the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music-video director Geremy Jasper. Plussized white girl, aspiring rapper Patricia “Dumbo” Dombrowski, AKA Killa P, AKA Patti Cake$, is cheered on by her grandmother and only friends, Jheri and Basterd, while shouldering her mother's heartaches and misfortunes. PATTI CAKE$ chronicles an underdog’s quest for fame and glory with humor, raw energy and some unforgettable beats. (USA, 2016, 108 min., R, English | Dir. Geremy Jasper)

    "Geremy Jasper’s dynamic debut crackles with energy and grassroots authenticity"
    Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

    "The movie presents an unorthodox protagonist and lets her be sexy, intimidating, and heroic in her resilience against a cruel world."
    Eric Kohn, IndieWire

    "“[Killa-P] announces her force-of-nature personality from her very first song""
    Peter Debruge, Variety

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