Patti Cake$ movie still

Janet's TAKE: #PattiCakes is a fresh take on the mother-daughter genre. C+

Nice performances by Danielle MacDonald as an aspiring rapper and Bridget Everett as her mother. Playing the grandmother, Cathy Moriarty steals more than a few scenes.

In a coming-of-age story straight out of Jersey, an unlikely
rapper finds her voice as a one-of-a-kind hip-hop legend in the making in PATTI CAKE$, the first feature film from acclaimed commercial and music-video director Geremy Jasper. Set in gritty strip-mall suburbia, PATTI CAKE$ chronicles an underdog’s quest for fame and glory with humor, raw energy and some unforgettable beats. - Fox Searchlight

Rating: R for language throughout, crude sexual references, some drug use and a brief nude image.
Running Time: 108 minutes

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