A charming and ultimately uplifting film with affecting scenes, humorously awkward moments, and a serious subtext. Nuanced and believable acting by Gustaf Skarsgard 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 journeynot the destinationis what matters.
Goran and Sven have been cleared for adoption and they have a possibility to adopt a Swedish orphan, Patrik 1,5. But when Patrik arrives he turns out to be someone else, not the little boy they were expecting. A comma had been misplaced, and in comes a 15-year-old homophobic with a criminal past.