In Swedish Suburbia, among identical houses, meticiously tended gardens and all-day-bbqing residents, Göran and Sven decide to have a go at adoption. They didn't know what hit them when 15 year old homophobic yob Patrik turned up on their doorstep. Ever so tenderly and lovingly, director Ella Lemhagen coached her cast into a tale of growing mutual respect and coming to terms with the unexpected and unknown. Of course, everyone lives happily ever after. But I was gobsmacked over how this had been brought about. P A 1.5 is no fairytale, but could easily have happened in real life. In its stride, this picture takes on homophobia, suffocating suburban values, bureaucracy and the fine line between good and bad relations. Lead Gustaf Skarsgärd managed to 'carry' the plot in a very pleasant, affluent even, way. He radiated an almost serene calm in every situation, whether it be verbal abuse by local kids, the occasional fall out with lover Sven, the discrimatory remarks made by neighbours with painted smiles and his carry on with adopted Patrik. Praise to this guy. He deserves world wide acclaim! Feel a bit down about yourself? Watch 'Patrik Aged 1.5'. It's sure to perk you up. Enjoy!