Patrik 1,5, (Patrik Age 1.5) Reviews

August 9, 2018
A minor miracle.
August 20, 2010
This homey construct is warm, exactingly crafted and painted with pop-country tones.
August 20, 2010
A film that always chooses optimism and wishful thinking over realism.
August 20, 2010
There's enough material here for two movies, and frankly, neither sounds like one I'd want to see.
August 19, 2010
In its murky light, the film is filled with details that seem utterly true...
August 19, 2010
The Kids Are All Right cuts the same corners as this movie, it just uses a better knife.
August 19, 2010
It's so sincerely good-willed, and the performances are low-key and terrific, especially Skarsgård as the more big-hearted of the gay marrieds.
August 17, 2010
What looks on paper like the perfect setup for a farce is actually the makings of a sweet drama.
August 13, 2010
It's predictable.
August 12, 2010
Pretty funny and the humor ran alongside many pleasant and fulfilling arcs.
August 12, 2010
certainly nothing we haven't seen before
August 6, 2010
Deftly combining low-key romance and gentle humor, the director, Ella Lemhagen (working from Michael Druker's 2008 play), stares down prejudice with a nudge and a wink rather than a soapbox.
August 6, 2010
The kid's not all right in this appealing high-concept and surprisingly affecting romantic drama about a married gay couple who get a nasty surprise after believing they've adopted an ideal child.
August 4, 2010
The stuff of time-tested trite melodrama...
August 2, 2010
The anticlimactic child in Patrik, Age 1.5 isn't as nightmarish as Rosemary's Baby or the man-eating wooden branch-sucking-on-a-pacifier in Jan Svankmajer's Little Otik, but it sets off just as much anxiety.
July 6, 2010
Delivers a formulaic-sounding conceit with enough unpredictability and downplayed sentiment to earn the heartwarming emotions that might too easily have arrived on cue.
April 2, 2010
... Patrik, Age 1.5 turns out to be the rare film which actually deserves the label "heartwarming"...
March 26, 2009
Has a plot that sounds like it could easily be turned into bad comedy or melodrama but a talented, genuine cast keep it real.