Breakfast on Pluto
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

Young Patrick "Pussy" Braden flees Ireland for London during the politically tumultuous 1970s on a quest to find love and a place to call home. There he becomes a transvestite prostitute and gets involved in an IRA bombing… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 16, 2005
DVD Release Date: April 18, 2006
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Well-acted if monotonous drama about a transvestite prostitute in London during the 1970s.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The film is downright aggravating.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

[Jordan] successfully grafts two Irish literary modes, snappy social satire and gloomy dirge.

Catherine Shoard
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Sadly, Kitten himself is the sort you'd be happy to string across a tennis racket, and the film never quite copes with his lethal insufferability.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Breakfast on Pluto may seem a fairy tale at times (no pun intended), but this Kitten has claws.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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.

Paul Chambers

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.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

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.

Ted Fry
Seattle Times

Held together by a brilliant fiber of obscure pop songs from the era, Breakfast on Pluto may be Jordan's most agreeable mixture of wisdom and whimsy.

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Fernando F. Croce

Celebratory subversion

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
An orphaned transvestite navigates associations with the IRA and the search for his birth mother. Aside from the chameleon performance by Cillian Murphy as… More
Conner Rainwater
I just love the completely outrageous nature of this. The narrative side of this is just such a charming and unique story. Cillian Murphy just shows what an… More
Steven Carrier
Like Patrick McCabe's novel, Neil Jordan's "Breakfast on Pluto" is episodic and fragmented. I did enjoy the way Jordan moves his camera and… More
Lady D'arbanville
An interesting role for Cillian Murphy and one he played well. A tale that seems over the top in parts and realistic in others. It?s not a hugely powerful… More
Stella Dallas
it's a sweet and hopeful tale about a foundling named kitten, growing up strange in an irish town that never understood him, moving to swinging london in… More
El Hombre Invisible
An important difference between this film and The Crying Game comes out in the performances. What Cillian Murphy does here is different than what was asked of… More