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Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  6 January 2006 (USA)
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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:
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Morgan Jones ...
Building Site Worker
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Father Liam
Mary Coughlan ...
Housekeeper
Conor McEvoy ...
Ruth McCabe ...
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Seamus Reilly ...
Peter Owens ...
Butcher
Emmet Lawlor McHugh ...
Bianca O'Connor ...
Paraic Breathnach ...
Pat McCabe ...
Peepers Egan / Schoolmaster (as Patrick McCabe)
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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>

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kitten | irish | 1970s | ira | band | See All (275) »

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Same world, different planet!

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Comedy | Drama

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

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6 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desayuno en Plutón  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

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$58,727 (New Zealand) (11 August 2006)
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The barman who shouts at John-Joe after he smashes the glass is the owner of the real bar where this scene was shot, The Harbour Bar in Bray. See more »

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Whilst the film is set in the late 1960s, early 1970s, the scene at the train station shows trains of the 21st century. See more »

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Patrick "Kitten" Braden: Oh... I do believe I have a small elfin dwelling on Wimbledon Common.
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References Paris, Texas (1984) See more »

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Ghost Riders In the Sky
(1948)
Composed by Stan Jones
Performed by Noel Eccles (as N. Eccles), J. Smyth and Denis Woods (as D. Woods)
Courtesy of Memory Lane Music Ltd.
© Edwin H. Morris & Co. Inc.
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited
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The Smiling Game
8 December 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

There's never been a character like "Kitten" on the screen before or an actor like Cillian Murphy for that matter. What a feast of a film! What a joyful race through a desolate existence dressed in smiles and hope and gratefulness. Neil Jordan's introduce us to this extraordinary real life character with the magical slant of a fairy tale. A lesson for all seasons. A unique portrait of a victim that behaves like a hero. The idea of victim doesn't even enter the orbit of his reality. How beautiful! I hope this marvellous film find its way to a large audience. I want everyone to feel what I felt. I was enthralled by the positiveness at the heart of its message. And if all this wasn't enough. Liam Neeson! Giving the best performance of his career as the most human of the imperfect humans that populate the planet. Do yourself a favour, put aside preconceptions and run to have breakfast on Pluto.


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