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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.
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Report This 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.

Report This 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?

Report This Jun 25, 2011
  • kasabian rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very touching but also enjoyable and fun.

Report This 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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