A charming and ultimately uplifting film with affecting scenes, humorously awkward moments, and a serious subtext. Nuanced and believable acting by Gustaf Skarsgård and Torkel Petersson as the married couple at the center of the story; the homosexual relationship is handled in a straightforward and skillful manner. There is a scene involving a policeman and a safety zone that elicits laughter but feels contrived. Patrik, Age 1.5 is predictable in terms of where it is going, but it is one of those films in which the journey—not the destination—is what matters.
(Original title: Patrik 1,5.)