5.5/10. I wanted to like PATTI CAKE$ more. The film does feature a cast of very likable, quirky characters, but unfortunately the overly conventional plot does them a great disservice. The climactic moment in particular feels too neat and too fake.
Imagine Hustle and Flow directed by Edgar Wright. That's the best way I can think of describing this awesome, inspirational, bizarre little movie. Like Hustle and Flow, there are moments of pure transcendence and bliss. From the opening frame, I knew we were in for something special. The casting is pitch perfect, the directing inspiring - every frame is pumping with life and emotion. A wonderful crowd pleaser.