It's Pat: The Movie
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Kyle, the obsessive neighbor who falls in love with the enigma of Pat and makes it his life purpose to find out Pat's gender, is really well played, and even a little creepy in the midst of all the comedy. Dave Foley's portrayal as Pat's...equally androgynous love interest Chris [well in truth, he looks more like a woman as this character], and the appearance of Ween [who rock, IMO] are just a few reasons I love this movie. I'm even able to feel sorry for Kathy Griffin, who plays a neighbor whom Pat won't leave alone.
While I think this film is a comedic gem, I'm not all that surprised that most people seem to feel differently. I'm not always agreed with when I mention the farcical brilliance of shows such as The Kids In The Hall and Strangers With Candy, both of which I LOVE for the way they go almost too far with the ridiculous strangeness of a situation or character.
All in all, yes, It's Pat! is incredibly stupid...And that's the POINT!! Laugh at the intended stupidity, because that's what it's there for.
"FEEL SORRIER FOR ME!
"I'M PLAYING WITH THE WEEN!"
Any line by Kathy Griffin or Kathy Najimy or Pat (of course)
Pat trips while going to her/his gig with Ween (tuba in hand). Pat's glasses fall off and make a cheap plastic sound as they slide across the pavement. (Play this moment over and over and you will laugh till your stomach splits.)
If you need any more proof what I've outlined here, I can't help you.
Having perused the IMDB comments for "It's Pat," it looks like most people genuinely LOATHE this film. I really don't understand why. Yes, there are only so many "is it a man or woman?" type of jokes that one can stand but, much like the MacGruber movie, there is much much more to the movie than the simple premise of the original SNL skit.
As for the Pat character, if you find him/her annoying as hell, then the film achieved its purpose. Pat's unfounded hubris and complete inability to self-reflect presaged many characters that are very popular in comedies today--e.g., Will Ferrell's Ricky Bobby and Ron Burgundy, or Danny's McBride's Kenny Powers. But again, the movie doesn't hinge on the Pat character; there is much else worth noting.
For me, the insanely fast, downward-spiral transformation of Pat's neighbor, Kyle, is absolutely hysterical and is worth watching on its own. Without his character, the film would have been considerably worse-off, in my opinion. Plus the film has all the senseless silliness of other SNL movies (e.g., Wayne's World), plus lots of great cameos (Dave Foley is great, of course, as is Tim Meadows, and many others).
In sum, it's really easy to hate the Pat character (which, again, is exactly Pat's purpose). Unlike, say, Kenny Powers, Pat has absolutely NO redeeming qualities. Thus, it is really easy to simply transfer hatred of Pat into hatred for this film. But watching it a bit more closely, and appreciating the clever, more subtle silliness of some of the film's parts, is totally worth it. If you like some of the more deranged SNL comedies (e.g., MacGruber and Wayne's World), I really don't understand why you wouldn't find this film funny.Read more ›
For those who like pulp and cult fiction, this is a good one to add to your TBW (to be watched) list.
This film was directed by Adam Bernstein. An androgynous person tries to answer the hard questions in life about love and their career and evaluate themselves. His/Her friends also have a hard time trying to figure out their gender. If I was Pats friend I would be trying to get into bed with them so I could find out their gender. Some androgynous people turn me on.
We've seen all of this before. Trying to find out who you are, where your going in life but the added twist of trying to figure out Pat's gender throughout the whole movie is a great thing. If Pat wasn't enough you are also trying to figure out the gender of Pats love interest and how exactly they have sex. My mind is full of interesting details on how that is done. My recurring thought is that they both have male and female genitalia and they stick them in their own holes. The gender confusing one liners are a lot of fun. The plot gets a 8/10
Julia Sweeney does a great job at playing the gender bender character who struggles at finding the perfect job and mate for him/herself. She truly does carry the movie with some slapstick comedy and gender queer antics. Dave Foley plays Pat's counter part and that relationship makes trying to find out Pats gender all the more confusing. The best line is "I love to stroke your pussy pat". Charles Rocket does a great job at playing Kyle. Pats obsessed neighbor who will stop at nothing to find out the gender of this intriguing person. I use to be obsessed with people and look how I turned out. (I'm pretty much a stalker with people now). He is another character that carries the movie. It's interesting what happens to him at the end of the movie. So don't get lazy and not watch the credits.Read more ›
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This movie is horrible. One might argue its the worst movie ever. But boy does it make a great gag gift.Published 8 days ago by Raymond Hatfield
I've been waiting for years for this to become a cult classic. One of a kind, hilarous. You'll find yourself quoting it...Published 2 months ago by Rebecca S Chudada
Absolutely brilliant. That character wore itself out on SNL, but not before issuing this, which is tremendous. Too bad it's not remembered, or championed today.Published 5 months ago by Jessie F.
This is one of those movies where you either love it or hate it.Published 9 months ago by Sheila Rominger