A Dog's Breakfast (2007)

 |  Comedy  |  3 March 2007 (USA)
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A dysfunctional man living a secluded life believes that he has accidentally killed his sister's TV star fiancé.



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Complete credited cast:
Mars (as Mars)
Michael Lenic ...
Cedar ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Hombre ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Jake ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Sam ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Johann ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Anna ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Ripley ...
Neighbourhood Dog


If you've never been good at anything in your life, why would murder be any different? A Dog's Breakfast is a head smacking, bone breaking, fiancé bashing romp, about a family that just loves themselves to pieces. Patrick has always had a somewhat combative relationship with his little sister Marilyn. But when she brings home her new TV star fiancé Ryan, it's all out war. When Patrick fails to drive a wedge between the happy couple, he reaches for sharper instruments. Every family has a few skeletons in the closet; A Dog's Breakfast is the nightmarishly funny mess Patrick makes when he tries to add another to his. Written by David Hewlett

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3 March 2007 (USA)  »

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A Dog's Breakfast - Eine Leiche für den Hund  »

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$120,000 (estimated)

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The show watched is called "Starcrossed," which is also the title of an episode from Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda (2000), in which Stargate SG-1 (1997) actor Michael Shanks met his future wife Lexa Doig, who also guest stared on several episodes of Stargate: SG-1, as did actors David Hewlett, Christopher Judge, and Michael Lenic. See more »


Marilyn: Ix-nay on the Ookie-may.
Ryan: Okay-way.
Patrick: [sarcastically, feigning seriousness] I'm not sure your code is secure.
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Referenced in Stargate: Atlantis: The Kindred: Part 2 (2008) See more »


All 4 You
Written by Stephen Lang, Jamie Dunlap & Scott Nickoley
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Very funny directorial debut
5 July 2007 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

The twisty story and hilarious characterizations made this first film of Mr. Hewlett's a pleasure to watch, Other reviewers have commented on the clever plot and terrific performances, so I won't repeat that praise here - suffice it to say that I giggled my way through the movie.

Clever costuming really added to my enjoyment of the film - just quirky enough to establish character without distracting from the story. Marilyn's dresses in particular revealed as much about her as Ms. Hewlett's entertaining performance.

Director Hewlett used wide angle shots with a stationary camera to great effect for some of the outdoor scenes without overdoing it - the choices he made really added to the mood of the film. And actor Hewlett's expressive face and hilarious delivery made Patrick a very real person instead of the caricature that he easily could have become.

One small quibble - this is NOT a horror movie! Dark comedy in the hilarious mannered style of 'The Pink Panther' or 'A Fish Called Wanda', yes. Horror? Not so much. Which is fine by me!

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