Opens Sep 15, 2017
Danielle Macdonald delivers one of the year’s breakout performances in Patti Cake$, a charming, uplifting coming-of-age tale about Patricia Dombrowski (Macdonald), aka Killa P, aka, White Trish. Dombrowski is a talented vocalist who channels all her energy into rapping. Encouraged by her pharmacist friend Hareesh (Siddarth Dhananjay), this underdog MC attempts to escape her home state of New Jersey in this humorous, vibrant film.
“An unambiguous joy. Two stars are born in Patty Cake$, one of those rare crowd-pleasers that earn their love honestly. The first is the sensational Danielle Macdonald, who plays the second: the movie’s title character. Patricia has dreams, pluck and obstacles, but her outsider status isn’t fetishized or romanticized, and she’s divinely real.” (Manohla Dargis, New York Times)