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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:
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Building Site Worker
Father Liam
Mary Coughlan ...
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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 <>

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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)


$58,727 (New Zealand) (11 August 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


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: But Micky is devious and no matter how much you tell him, he simply won't stay down!
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With thanks to the people of Callan Co., Kilkenny See more »


References South Pacific (1958) See more »


How Much Is That Doggy in the Window
Composed by Bob Merrill
Performed by Patti Page
© Golden Bells Songs/Intersong (USA) Inc.
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited
Courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records
Under Licence from Universal Music Enterprises
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Breakfast on Pluto is amazing
10 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is fabulous- and has nothing to do with the solar system (haha!) Cillian Murphy is AMAZING in his complicated role as a trans-sexual man growing up in Ireland in the 1970's and his quest to find what he wants in his life. (Do not judge Mr. Murphy's acting skills from just watching Batman Begins or Red Eye this level of acting falls more in the type of his earlier works such as On the Edge and Disco Pigs) Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea, and Brandon Gleeson are far more than excellent in supporting roles. This film is dependent on its star (Mr. Murphy) and he shines. The themes in this film are universal. Even while the story is sad and the situation the main character- Kitten-finds herself in are very sad, it somehow always becomes funny. The interaction between Kitten and the people around her is fascinating, funny and true-to-life. Mr. Murphy is amazing and deserves and Academy Award for his stunning and flawless portrayal of such a complicated character. It is fabulous!!! Don't want to spoil anything about the plot but if anyone has read the book DO NOT expect the same situations or ending.This film is tender, sweet, funny, has an amazing script and has actors that made this (to some) far-fetched (not to me or anyone I know but one could have that impression) fairy-tale like story excellent. If you strip away the complicated details of this trans-sexual Irish male and his travels during the 70's you can find the root, universal story of a young person looking for love.

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