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Patti Cake$ | Review

★★★

There’s an undeniable neatness to the concept of an indie film, about overcoming socioeconomic obstacles to realise your dreams, being plucked from relative obscurity for wide release. As with Michael Showalter’s delightful The Big Sick, earlier this year, Patti Cake$ – from feature-newcomer Geremy Jasper – is a beneficiary of such a ‘rags to riches’ journey, having been snapped up by Fox at Sundance for an impressive $9.5m.

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