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Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

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In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Jones ...
Building Site Worker
Father Liam
Mary Coughlan ...
Conor McEvoy ...
Ruth McCabe ...
Seamus Reilly ...
Peter Owens ...
Emmet Lawlor McHugh ...
Bianca O'Connor ...
Paraic Breathnach ...
Pat McCabe ...
Peepers Egan / Schoolmaster (as Patrick McCabe)


A young transwoman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age in the 1970s. She leaves her Irish town, in part to look for her mother and in part because her transgender nature is beyond the town's understanding. She's taken in by a rock band, falls for the lead singer, has brushes with the IRA, is arrested by the London police, works in a peep show, and poses as a survey researcher for the phone company. Throughout, her nationality and her nature put her at great risk. In her search for her mother, she makes surprising discoveries of friendship and family. But, will she survive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Same world, different planet!


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desayuno en Plutón  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$33,279 (USA) (18 November 2005)


$828,699 (USA) (24 March 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the same year that this film was released, Cillian Murphy and Liam Neeson played the villains of Batman Begins (2005). See more »


A copy of the board game Scotland Yard by Ravensburger is in the stack of games inside of Billy's mother's caravan (mobile home). That game was originally produced in 1983. See more »


Patrick "Kitten" Braden: Well, fuck me pink with a hairy arse!
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Crazy Credits

With thanks to the people of Callan Co., Kilkenny See more »


Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) See more »


Me & Mrs. Jones
Composed by Leon Huff, Kenny Gamble and Cary Gilbert
Performed by Billy Paul
© Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited
(p) 1972 Sony BMG Music Entertainment Limited
Licensed courtesy of Sony BMG (UK) Commercial Markets
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A great film that never drags...
21 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw BOP in Toronto last week and it was one of my favorites (of the 29 I saw). Cillian Murphy was fabulous as the brave and relentless seeker of the truth who faced life with conviction even when everything around him seemed to be disintegrating. Liam Neeson as the town priest was credible and at times heartbreakingly genuine in his reactions to unfolding situations. Stephen Rea was an unorthodox but sweet magician who brought a great deal to his small part. The supporting cast, especially Brendan Gleeson and Ruth Negga, acted with realism and intensity that helped bring the film to life. Neil Jordan, whose track record stands on its own, delivered a delicious dim sum that left me wanting more and at the same time completely sated. Declan Quinn's dulcet cinematography, much like that of Monsoon Wedding and Vanity Fair, made the film one of the most lustrous at Toronto. After getting the willies watching how evil Murphy can be it was great to see him as an uber-hero. Oh, and did I say I want some of those outfits?

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