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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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Cast

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Morgan Jones ...
Building Site Worker
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Father Liam
Mary Coughlan ...
Housekeeper
Conor McEvoy ...
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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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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  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Reunites Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson, Ian Hart and Stephen Rea, all who appeared in Michael Collins (1996) also directed by Neil Jordan. See more »

Goofs

Although The Wombles would have been at the height of their popularity during the film's mid-70s setting, the appearances of the featured Wombles are based on the designs from their late-90s revival, in particular Wellington. Also, Alderney is shown - although included in the books, she didn't make her screen debut until the 90s series. See more »

Quotes

Hooker (Janet Moran): Oi. You doing business, do it somewhere else, love. This pavement's got my name on it.
Patrick "Kitten" Braden: And what, pray, is your name? Concrete?
Hooker (Janet Moran): My name is scratch your eyes out, and bite your bleed'n nose off. Which is what I'll do if you don't get off my patch.
Mr. Silky String: She giving you trouble, sir?
Patrick "Kitten" Braden: Oh, no trouble at all. We were just exchanging names.
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With thanks to the people of Callan Co., Kilkenny See more »

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References Paris, Texas (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Breakin' My Heart
(1972)
Written and Composed by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Harry Nilsson
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
© Blackwood Music Inc.
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited
(p) Recorded prior to 1972 Sony BMG Music Entertainment Limited
Licensed courtesy of Sony BMG (UK) Commercial Markets
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The best film of the year by far!
14 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have now seen this film twice, and I think it is the year's best film by far. Cillian Murphy performance is absolutely astonishing. He should get an Oscar for sure. Both of the viewings I went to for this film were followed by a standing ovation, and lots of tears from many audience members. It is a modern day fairy tale, told in the most devastatingly beautiful way. can honestly not say enough good things about this film, and especially Cillian Murphy's performance. I personally have never been touched by a film like I have by this one. There is so much honesty, love and innocence. It is absolutely beautiful. I Please go see this film. It is truly an incredible experience.


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