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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Patrik, Age 1.5 by Ella Lemhagen, 2008 (NR)

with Gustaf Skarsgård, Torkel Petersson, Thomas Ljungman, Amanda Davin, Annika Hallin, Jacob Ericksson, Anette Sevreus, Mats Blomgren, Malin Cederblad, Antti Reini, Mirja Burlin, Marie Delleskog

Gay couple Sven and Goran adopt a child. But when Patrik arrives in their lives, it turns out that he's not 1.5 years old as they were told by the adoption agency — he's a rebellious, homophobic 15-year-old.

Sweden can be a far more evolved country than others, specially when it is about gay rights, and then so picky about their rights. It is more or less what happens in this story about a gay couple trying to make everything perfect in a society that still perceive the parenthood of gay couple, odd, or worse. Of course, there is this kid (amazingly performed by Thomas Ljungman), uniquely outlaw, homophobic, but also enough gave up on, who will of course be more reluctant to build a trust, with any new parent. It is still a comedy, with breakdowns and breakups which are portrayed in a very comical way, which gives an unusual balance to the seriousness of the topic, which is of a gay couple trying to integrate in a society that beyond their laws, are not ready to incorporate gay parents.

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