Patti Cake$ ★★★★

While the casting is exceptional all around, Danielle MacDonald's portrayal of Ms. Patricia Dombrowski a.k.a. Patti Cake$ a.k.a. Killa P is a revelation. The movie hinges on an Australian-born actress playing a girl from Jersey rapping in said Jersey accent. You never doubt it for 1 hour and 48 minutes as you see MacDonald's character overcome her environment and fears.

Even the reserved movie watcher will find themselves hollering and booing for the heroes and villains. Geremy Jasper first film debut after a five-year gestation period is refreshing as it is uplifting.

The appeal of Patti Cake$ is self-evident to any movie watcher and therefore any studio. We won’t have to wait another five years before we see the next Jasper film.