'Patti Cake$' Tries Too Hard to Be a Feel-good Movie

'Patti Cake$' seems too in love with its own willingness to showcase a young heroine who does not fit the usual screen standards

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Patti Cake$ – the first feature of Geremy Jasper, known until now as a director of music videos – has charm and certain admirable cinematic virtues. These qualities, however, only bring into relief the ongoing...