Patrik Age 1.5 Movie : Two Gay Fathers and a Baby (??!!)
Patrik Age 1.5 Movie – Göran always wanted to become a father. He is married to his partner, Sven, and they have been cleared for adoption by the Swedish authorities. The problem is that no country seems to be willing to give a child to a homosexual couple. Göran refuses to give up his dream of having what so many others take for granted; a real family. Göran and Sven receive a letter with an offer from the social services to take care of “Patrik, Age 1.5,” a Swedish child who needs a new family. They happily accept the offer and prepare the nursery for the baby’s arrival. On the day that little Patrik is expected to arrive, a lanky teenager rings their doorbell. He says his name is Patrik and that he has come to live with them. They realize, horror-struck, that their little baby Patrik is actually a juvenile delinquent. To add insult to injury, he is also homophobic.
A gay couple, Goran (Gustaf Skarsgård) and Sven (Torkel Petersson), want to adopt. But through a mistake on the adoption papers, they receive not a 1.5-year-old child, but a 15-year-old delinquent, Patrik (Thomas Ljungman), who happens to be homophobic. With the agency unable to fix things for at least a week, the couple is forced to deal with Patrik’s belief that all homosexuals are pedophiles. As Goran and Sven’s relationship grows strained, all three learn something important from each other.
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