It's Pat

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It's Pat
Genre: Comedy
Starring: Julia Sweeney
Dave Foley
Charles Rocket
Photography: Color
Release Date: August 26, 1994
Runtime: 78 minutes
Country: United States

It's Pat is a 1994 comedy film directed by Adam Bernstein and starring Julia Sweeney (who also wrote the screenplay). The film was distributed by Buena Vista Pictures and produced by Touchstone Pictures. The film is based on the SNL character Pat Riley.


The plot follows Pat Riley, a chubby, whiny and obnoxious job-hopper whose gender is unknown. This leads to Pat's neighbor, Kyle Jacobsen, wanting to unveil Pat's gender.

Why It Sucks

  1. Stupid premise that stretches out a TV sketch to a poorly-made feature-length movie.
  2. The jokes are very unfunny, mainly the ones about Pat's gender.
  3. Terrible acting.
  4. The characters are annoying and/or creepy.
  5. The film is also infamous for being pulled from theaters after its opening weekend, making only a paltry $60,000 on an $8 million budget.
  6. Lazy poster that makes the film look like more like an R-rated porno film rather than a PG-13 comedy.
  7. It's pretty boring.
  8. Bland cinematography.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Charles Rocket's character is pretty funny.
  2. The great band Ween makes an appearance.


The film was released in only three cities (33 theaters) and was overwhelmingly panned, complete with a 0% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In addition, the film was nominated for five Golden Raspberries, but lost all of them to Showgirls.


  • Quentin Tarantino did uncredited contributions to the script. Yes, that Quentin Tarantino.


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