Breakfast on Pluto

DVD - 2006
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Breakfast on Pluto
As foster kid Patrick 'Kitten' Braden grows up, he leaves behind his small-town life in Ireland for London, where he's reborn as a transvestite cabaret singer in the 1960s and 70s.

Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 1404989285
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE B
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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May 14, 2012
  • dprodrig rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed that this movie took you back to the main character's childhood, to see his development and how she became an adult. I wouldn't say this movie is fabulous, it's weird, is non-traditional in its approach and rather a tall tale. It is a the tale in the life of Kitten, I can't see how all transvestites would be this disfunctional in real life. As much as it breaks away from the burlesque template, it's still full of stereotypes. But it does a great job of getting you to slowly want the character to connect, to find her mother and to be more than she is at the moment.

Aug 25, 2011
  • Janice21383 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A challenge: watch this, Red Eye, and The Wind That Shakes the Barley, and then tell me Cillian Murphy is not the best actor of his generation. But do I admire him, or is it his sassy '70s outfits?

Jun 25, 2011
  • anicepieceoffish rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very touching but also enjoyable and fun.

Jan 09, 2008
  • reviewer rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Astonishing, sensitive performance by Cillian Murphy and witty, understated script place this movie well above your run-of-the-mill burlesque or prurient films about transvestites.


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