Rent Patrick Melrose (2018)

3.6 of 5 from 221 ratings
4h 50min
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"Patrick Melrose" is a new kind of family saga which takes a scathing and sardonic view of the upper-classes, shining an unforgiving light on the privilege, greed, cruelty and vulnerabilities that lie within their ranks. Played to perfection by Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick himself is many things: an aristocratic addict, a rakish and outrageously funny playboy, but he is also a man living as a victim of the sins of his parents (Hugo Weaving and Jennifer Jason Leigh). Based on the celebrated novels by Edward St.
Aubyn, this intelligent, beautifully told series, follows Patrick as he embarks on a harrowing yet humorous decades-spanning odyssey to come to terms with the effects of childhood trauma.
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Kiran Bhakta Joshi, Stephen Smallwood
David Nicholls, Edward St. Aubyn
British TV, Top 100 TV Series, TV Dramas
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Run Time:
290 minutes
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
  • Behind the Scenes Feature
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Disc 1:
This disc includes episodes 1 - 3
Disc 2:
This disc includes episodes 4 - 5
- Special Features

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Reviews (5) of Patrick Melrose

Riveting - Patrick Melrose review by CW

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Shocking, tragic, hilarious, beautifully done. It felt as though the entire cast loved playing their roles. Benedict Cumberbatch gets to alternate between elegant, sophisticated, witty and totally out of control drug and alcohol fuelled addict. More graphic than scenes in Trainspotting. The acting, directing and camera work make you feel as though you were experiencing the highs, the crashes, the withdrawal. Heartbreaking scenes of a tortured young boy, Patrick as a child. Drug addiction not glamorised, but rather portrayed in all its horror. Based on true stories by author. Compelling. I raced through the episodes.

5 out of 6 members found this review helpful.

Thoroughly engrossing - Patrick Melrose review by DW

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While being a serious and heart-rending study of the effects of being sexually abused by your father this series manages to have a number of lighthearted and funny moments. A tour de force by Cumberbatch and very convincing performance by the boy playing the young Patrick.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Unhappy viewing! - Patrick Melrose review by SR

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Cumberbatch at his finest luvvy over-acting self and great performances from all manner of actors in the two episodes I watched...but the main theme of the sexual abuse inflicted on the poor kid at the hands of his father made pretty unhappy viewing for a weekend. Don't like to bury my head in the sand over these serious issues, but for entertainment...? Would be better in it's original book form I think.

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