In the movie IT'S PAT, Pat is a character who exhibits both male and female characteristics and searches for true happiness in a career and in a relationship with the equally androgynous Chris. This is a poorly made movie that foolishly relies on the uncertainty of Pat's gender to carry the movie and to entertain.
In the movie IT’S PAT, Pat (Julia Sweeney) exhibits both male and female characteristics leaving people to wonder about the character’s gender. Pat searches for true happiness in a career and in a relationship with the equally androgynous Chris. At age 33, Pat, a character developed for TV’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, is a restless spirit who cannot find an satisfying career. While working at yet another unsuitable job, Pat meets Chris, and it is love at first sight. Pat’s struggle between personal and professional goals adds stress to his relationship with Chris. Also compounding the complications is Pat’s next-door neighbor, Kyle, whose initial curiosity to determine Pat’s gender turns into an obsession, as he believes he is falling in love with Pat.
The MPAA has rated IT’S PAT PG-13 because of “bizarre, gender related humor.” Christians will probably rate this type of “humor” as being against God. The whole notion of androgyny is in direct conflict with the fact that God created male and female to be different. The movie is also marred by obscenity, alcohol use, brief nudity, sexual innuendoes, implied fornication, and adultery. In the end, IT’S PAT is a poorly made movie that foolishly relies on the uncertainty of Pat’s gender to entertain.
(H, LL, S, NN, A) Secular humanism with main characters exhibiting both male and female characteristics to such a degree that their gender cannot be determined; 7 obscenities, 2 profanities & numerous crude sexual innuendoes; implied fornication & adultery; brief rear nudity, male &/or female (see above for gender confusion); and, alcohol use.