Breakfast on Pluto
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An Irish boy becomes an emotional and sexual outcast as the 1960s fade into the 1970s in this period drama from director Neil Jordan. When he was just a baby in the early '60s, Patrick Braden (Conor McEvoy) was abandoned by his mother and left on the doorstep of a church overseen by Father Bernard (Liam Neeson). Placed in a foster home, sensitive Patrick doesn't much care for the emotionally chilly attitude of his new "family," and psychologically buffers himself against the world by writing stories that make fun of Father Bernard and the other authority figures in his life.… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

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"The film is downright aggravating."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"[Jordan] successfully grafts two Irish literary modes, snappy social satire and gloomy dirge."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Celebratory subversion"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Another cross-dressing flick from Jordan, but this time with a wry sense of humour and whimsy, coupled with a fine soundtrack of UK bubblegum 70s tunes."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Moderately entertaining fare."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Breakfast on Pluto may seem a fairy tale at times (no pun intended), but this Kitten has claws."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Perhaps too audacious for some and too coy for others, Breakfast on Pluto is one of those mercurial movies where you really have no idea where it'll take you next. Like its star, it's smart, mischievous and fearless."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
""Kitten" is one of the most admirable characters ever depicted on-screen."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"This is a long film that audiences will either love or dismiss."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"It may not have the epic scope and complexity of Forrest Gump, but Breakfast on Pluto a small gem."
‑ James Plath, Reel.com
"Like Kitten and everything else about Breakfast on Pluto, it's altogether too overstated and obvious, but at least it doesn't pretend to have any significance whatsoever."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Rambling romance about a man truely in love with himself. Cilian Murphy has great talent, but not in this loser directed by Neil Jordan. My advice to Murphy...speak up and stop mumbling."
‑ Paul Chambers, CNNRadio
"Murphy's turn as the irrepressible Kitten is simply mesmerising - outrageous, tender and full of the sort of deep pain that no amount of make-up can conceal."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"Roaring with real life, Breakfast on Pluto belongs in that treasured subgenre, the gender bending memoir ...Cillian Murphy gives a career high performance as Kitten, so silky, so tough, so completely real that it haunts us."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Breakfast on Pluto is definitely one of the most unusual, compelling films I have seen in quite some time."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Buzzine Magazine
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