Elizabeth Banks

Dreams come true for Geremy Jasper, Danielle Macdonald and Bridget Everett with 'Patti Cakes'

Dreams come true for Geremy Jasper, Danielle Macdonald and Bridget Everett with 'Patti Cakes'

Sometimes big dreams pay off in a big way. The new film “Patti Cakes” proves that point both on-screen and off, as its celebration of misfits and outsiders became the toast of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The comedic drama features a commanding performance by Danielle Macdonald in the title role as a young woman in a dead-end New Jersey town determined to achieve her goal of rap stardom. Writer-director Geremy Jasper recently described the character as “Mae West meets Biggie Smalls with the heart of Bruce Springsteen.”

In the movie, Macdonald’s character Patricia Dombrowski — alternatively known as Patti Cakes or Killa P — sees rapping as a way out of the life she...

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