Breakfast with Scot
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Breakfast with Scot
A decidedly non-stereotypical gay male couple finds their efforts to keep their personal and professional lives completely separate challenged by the arrival of the gay nephew whose presence threatens to reveal their closely guarded secret in director Laurie Lynd's drama. Eric (Tom Cavanagh) is a former professional hockey player who now works as a broadcaster at a major sports network. Of course, Eric's colleagues have no clue about the outwardly masculine sportscaster's true sexuality, and the same can be said about his longtime partner, Sam (Ben Shenkman), a lawyer. Now, despite… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Breakfast with Scot isn't much on originality, but it is sweet enough to overcome the most cynical skeptic."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Anyone who's ever seen an After School Special knows where the family-friendly Breakfast With Scot is headed, no matter how well intentioned."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Although it dishes up an original premise and tries to mine laughs from a setup most studios wouldn't have touched with a 10-foot feather boa, it stumbles when it comes to generating any real laughs."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"A sharp little Canadian drama that draws one in rather wryly."
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"The film means well, but it's hardly cutting, made notable only by Bernett's performance."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"It lacks the psychological realism of certain decent dramas and is too reliant on cheap pratfalls and Cavanagh's pinched approach to comedy."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"It's refreshingly snarky and quick."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"One of the worst concepts for a movie in the history of cinema. I can't really think of anyone who would like this pathetic comedy since the target audience would be put off by the homosexual angle. Avoid."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"Basic cable-ready trifle."
‑ Geoff Berkshire, Metromix.com
"A lively, realistic tone helps make this Toronto-set comedy much more than we expect, stirring in some thoughtful themes and honest emotion."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"What elevates way above the merely adequate script by Sean Reycraft based on the novel by Michael Downing and Lynd's competent direction is young Noah Bernett as Scot. This kid is so great, he could give kid actors a good name again."
‑ David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
"Breakfast With Scot has a sitcom format, but complex emotions and perceptions keep breaking through the surface in an engaging, thoughtful manner."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"The film's reliance on an otherwise clichéd plotline cuts out a lot of its fangs, giving it an ending that feels good but doesn't really deal with the issues at hand"
‑ Sean Gandert, Paste Magazine
"Having the straight Tom Cavanagh and Ben Shenkman play the unwilling gay dads in Breakfast with Scot may seem like a disappointment, but this quirky, surprisingly refreshing comedy has a few tricks up its sleeve."
‑ Mark Peikert, New York Press
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