Patrick (2018 film)

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Patrick 2018 poster.jpg
Directed byMandie Fletcher
Written by
  • Mandie Fletcher
  • Vanessa Davies
  • Paul de Vos
CinematographyChris Goodger
Music byMichael Price
Amy Macdonald
  • Wagging Tale Productions
  • BondIt
  • Fred Films
  • Head Gear Films
  • Metrol Technology
Distributed byBuena Vista International
Release date
  • 29 June 2018 (2018-06-29)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget£6 million[citation needed]
Box office$3 million[1]

Patrick is a 2018 British family comedy film directed by Mandie Fletcher, who co-wrote the film with Vanessa Davies and Paul de Vos, and distributed by Buena Vista International.


The film is about a young woman named Sarah, whose life changes when her grandmother bequeaths her prized possession, a spoilt Pug named Patrick.

Sarah recently moved into a new apartment with a no-pet policy and just got employed teaching year 11 English.

She struggles to deal with both Patrick and discipline in her school. After a few incidents with Patrick, she finally connects with the students and really starts to connect with Patrick.

Patrick helps her to meet two potential love interests, one is a narcissistic vet and the other is a student’s father, Ben.

She loses Patrick, but then finds him waiting for her at the end of a 5 km charity run (where she raised £1,000 for a mobility scooter).

In the closing scenes, Sarah and Ben sail a boat down a river with Ben’s daughter on deck.



The film was originally scheduled for an 24 August 2018 release, but in November 2017 the film was pushed forward to 29 June 2018 in place of the initial UK release of Ant-Man and the Wasp, which was pushed back to 3 August 2018 to avoid competition with the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[citation needed] The film opened at #8 in the UK, moving up to #7 the following week.[1]

In other countries, the film was released by various other distributors later in 2018. It received a limited release in the United States in February 2019 by Screen Media Films, grossing $6,290.

Home media[edit]

The movie was released on DVD in the UK on 3 November 2018 by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment under the Buena Vista Home Entertainment label.


Critical response[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 37% based on 35 reviews. The site's critical consensus reads, "Its pugnacious protagonist is certainly adorable, but the thoroughly formulaic Patrick will only give paws to the most pup-obsessed film fans."[2] On Metacritic the film has a score of 28% based on reviews from 9 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[3]


  1. ^ a b "Patrick the Pug".
  2. ^ "Patrick (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Patrick". Metacritic.

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