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Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

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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Morgan Jones ...
Building Site Worker
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Mary Coughlan ...
Housekeeper
Conor McEvoy ...
Ruth McCabe ...
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Caroline Braden
Seamus Reilly ...
Peter Owens ...
Butcher
Emmet Lawlor McHugh ...
Young Irwin
Bianca O'Connor ...
Young Charlie
Paraic Breathnach ...
Benny Feely
Pat McCabe ...
Peepers Egan / Schoolmaster (as Patrick McCabe)
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Dean
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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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Same world, different planet!

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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£199,154 (United Kingdom), 15 January 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,279, 20 November 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$828,699, 26 March 2006
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Trivia

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

Goofs

Towards the end of the film Kitten pretends to be doing a survey for British Telecom. British Telecom didn't come into existence until 1981. See more »

Quotes

Patrick "Kitten" Braden: And the other thing about the Phantom Lady was, Bert, she realized, in the city that never sleeps...
Bertie: What did she realize, Kitten?
Patrick "Kitten" Braden: That all the songs she'd listened to, all the love songs, that they were only songs.
Bertie: What's wrong with that?
Patrick "Kitten" Braden: Nothing, if you don't believe in them. But she did, you see. She believed in enchanted evenings, and she believed that a small cloud passed overhead and cried down on a flower bed, and she even believed there was breakfast to be had...
Bertie: Where?
Patrick "Kitten" Braden: On Pluto. The ...
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References Doctor Who (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

The Quiet Man
(1952)
Composed by Victor Young
Performed by The Dublin Screen Orchestra
Conducted by Kenneth Alwyn
© Victor Young Publishing Inc.
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited
© Silva Screen Records Ltd.
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Breakfast on Pluto is amazing
10 October 2005 | by 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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