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:
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 <>

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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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Did You Know?


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


Whilst the film is set in the late 1960s, early 1970s, the London underground train the Phantomlady disappears into, after Kitten ran down the escalator after her, is of the 1990s. See more »


Patrick "Kitten" Braden: Oh... I do believe I have a small elfin dwelling on Wimbledon Common.
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Crazy Credits

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


References Last Tango in Paris (1972) See more »


Wig Wam Bam
Written by Nicolas Chinn (as Nicky Chinn) & Michael Chapman (as Mike Chapman)
Performed by Gavin Friday
Published by Chinnichap Music/BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
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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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