• Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

Breakfast on Pluto

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: April 18th, 2006

R |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

As a baby, Patrick (Cillian Murphy) is left by his mother on the steps of the rectory in their small Irish town. He's discovered by Father Liam (Liam Neeson), coincidentally his real father, and placed in an abusive foster home. By the time he's a teen, Patrick identifies himself as transgendered, renames himself Kitten and sets out for London with a rock group in hopes of finding his mother. Along the way he works variously as a magician's assistant, a prostitute and a dancer.

Cast: Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson, Gavin Friday, Laurence Kinlan, Ruth Negga, Eva Birthistle

Director: Neil Jordan

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Pathé Pictures

Keywords: 1960s, Offbeat, London, Underdog, Quest, Police officer, 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Glenn KennyPremiere

    Playful, poetic, shocking, saddening, and ultimately gratifyingly and honestly big-hearted. show more

  • 100
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    Jordan and McCabe's real triumph here, however, is the tenderness with which they imbues "Kitten," and the astonishing grace with which the extraordinary Murphy pulls it off. show more

  • 50
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Tedious portrait of a troubled Rolling Stone. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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