Sometimes, no matter how many times it crops up, I skip over a movie on the streaming service. One of these is the 2018 comedy Patrick, a British film that I don’t see getting much attention.
Patrick (2018) Film Review
Life is, hopefully, looking up for Sarah Francis (Beattie Edmonson). After a break up, she is about to start a new job teaching English and she has a cozy little apartment she’s happy in. Then along comes Patrick. He was the love of her recently departed grandmother’s life and now she wants Sarah to care for him. Trouble is, Sarah has zero interest in caring for a pampered and quite misbehaved six-year-old pug!
When no one in her family will take Patrick, she brings him home, hoping to find an adoptive home for the rascal. He won’t eat the food she buys him and on her first day at work, he manages to destroy her property. Turns out, Patrick isn’t a total annoyance when he helps Sarah to meet not one but two possible mates.‘PATRICK’ (2018): A REALLY CUTE AND UNDERRATED BRITISH COMEDY #Movies #GoodMovies #HappyMovies Click To Tweet
I don’t know why I would skip over this film so many dang times. But whatever the answer may be, I did. This is one of those British films that I rarely, if ever, see around but must say, it’s quite cute. One thing I know did hold me back is the unknown of the titular character talking. For some reason I’ve never been a fan of live-action films with talking animals. Patrick (also called Patrick the Pug) is not this. It’s a simple, but heartwarming little movie.
The story progresses through, presumably, a number of months in Sarah’s life. We see her develop new friendships and form a bond with her students, and in particular one. Of course, through this all, there is Patrick. Everything about this story is sweet and funny. It also made me laugh through 90-some percent. The script is good and I’ll confess, I don’t understand why the ratings for the film on certain websites are terribly low. Look on Amazon, and they’re much higher.
You’ll see lots of familiar British faces including Gemma Jones, Cherie Lunghi and Ed Skrein. I don’t recognize Beattie Edmonson, however I think she’s all kinds of adorable in the role. (Also, I must note, she and I are jogging soul mates; like, this is SO me when I “jog.” It’s rough, guys.) One thing about British comedy is they tend to be a little bit different than American. They march a little offbeat, but this one does everything right, even its quirkiness. If you like Marley and Me (this is WAY less sad) or Dog Days, consider watching Patrick. It’s funny and this type of movie is in short supply.
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Find Patrick (2018) digitally on Amazon Video; or at publication, on Netflix.
Content: there may be a few minor innuendoes or profanity, but nothing terrible. The film is PG.