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Blu-ray Review: “Patti Cake$” Packs A Punch With Raw, Raunchy, Plus-Sized Girl Power - Irish Film Critic
“Patti Cake$” is centered on aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$, who is fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in New Jersey. Every girl dreams big dreams and sometimes even impossible dreams. Patricia Dombroski (Danielle Macdonald) is at the bottom of the barrel with really big dreams of becoming a rap queen. Dumbroski, a.k.a Dumbo as she is not so affectionately referred to by her peers is a large woman with large obstacles, but even larger determination. She lives in a gritty, impoverished corner of New Jersey with her sick grandmother and her mom, who is a washed-up singer and a washed-out alcoholic. In many ways, the film is your typical …