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Breakfast on Pluto

(DVD - 2006)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Breakfast on Pluto
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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.
Statement of Responsibility: Pathé Pictures and Sony Pictures Classics present in association with Bord Scannán Na Héireann/The Irish Film Board and the Northern Ireland Film & Television Commission, a Parallel Films and Number 9 Films presentation ; produced by Allan Moldney, Neil Jordan, Stephen Woolley ; written by Neil Jordan and Patrick McCabe ; directed by Neil Jordan
Title: Breakfast on Pluto
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes: Director of photography, Declan Quinn ; editor, Tony Lawson ; costume designer, Elmer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh
Original production: c2005
Includes special features
Performers: Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson ... [et al.].
Summary: 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.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital
Other Language: In English with optional English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Transvestites England London Drama Foster children Ireland Drama Feature films England Feature films Ireland Comedy films Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Transvestites
Foster children
Feature films
Feature films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Publisher No: 11714
ISBN: 1404989285
Branch Call Number: DVD 792.9 B
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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
  • kasabian 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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