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      Breakfast on Pluto

      R Released Nov 16, 2005 2 hr. 15 min. Comedy Drama LGBTQ+ List
      58% 123 Reviews Tomatometer 80% 50,000+ Ratings Audience Score 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 20 Buy Now

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

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      Steve M They don't make brilliant movies like this anymore. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/08/24 Full Review JoAnn R Funny, touching, sad, heartwarming-just fantastic! Cillian Murphy is amazing as Kitten. It's a must-see! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/04/24 Full Review Panayiota K A hard watch, but very much needed. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 10/02/23 Full Review cam g i made a rotten tomatoes account just to rate this movie. this movie is incredible. heartbreaking, funny, emotional, warm. touching, beautiful, whimsical. i adore this movie. makes me want to read the book. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/13/23 Full Review Cheryl B Breakfast on Pluto is a very moving, and timely, story of a person born as a male but who was a woman at heart, and who dressed and acted consistent with her inner belief of who she truly was. The film shows all the struggles she faces from her childhood in a foster home and attending Catholic schools through adulthood, and the people she meets and wins over along the way. Her determination and goodness ultimately result in loving acceptance from people she loves. The lead role is brilliantly portrayed by Cillian Murphy. Having seen him portray ruthless villains and gangsters, I was blown away by how he brought the wonderful, vulnerable and generous character of Kitten Braeden to life. This movie will help you understand, have compassion for, and love young people who are struggling with gender identity. And it is a beautiful film about life. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/09/23 Full Review Elise L Beautiful, tender, wonderfully acted, a bit camp and funny with a bang on soundtrack. Critics should really learn to appreciate movies without listening to what's trendy by the year. Today, this movie would he a masterpiece for them. That's the way of the world, I guess. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 09/30/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      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. Jan 16, 2018 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Apr 1, 2006 Full Review Sara Michelle Fetters MovieFreak.com One scene bleeds into the other and the whole enterprise slowly starts to resemble a fragmented comic book more than a high-quality auteur-driven motion picture. Rated: 2/4 Feb 3, 2006 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com …the nub of the film is a heartfelt plea for understanding of transgender issues that’s well-delivered without recourse to piety or pathos… Rated: 3/5 Jul 31, 2023 Full Review Steven Lindsey Texas Triangle/TXT Overall, the film is a fantastical escape to the 1970s through the eyes of a fascinating character -- and a director with a solid vision for his onscreen world. Rated: 3/4 May 8, 2023 Full Review David Lamble Bay Area Reporter This picaresque tale is Candide as filtered through Oscar Wilde. May 7, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Neil Jordan
      Screenwriter
      Neil Jordan
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Classics
      Production Co
      Pathé Pictures
      Rating
      R (Language|Drug Use|Sexuality|Some Violence)
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, LGBTQ+
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 16, 2005, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 25, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $828.7K
      Sound Mix
      Dolby
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