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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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Marilyn
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Ryan
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Ratcha
Michael Lenic ...
Zero
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Chris
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Elise
Cedar ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Hombre ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Jake ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Sam ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Johann ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Anna ...
Neighbourhood Dog
Ripley ...
Neighbourhood Dog
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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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dog | vegetarian | See All (2) »

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Man's best friend makes the worst accomplice. See more »

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

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$120,000 (estimated)
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David Hewlett and Kate Hewlett play two siblings, as they are in real life. They also play a brother and a sister in the science fiction TV show Stargate: Atlantis (2004). See more »

Quotes

Patrick: C'mon, it's easy, you just...
[takes Mars' toothbrush and brushes own teeth, humming to himself; Mars walks away]
Patrick: Fine. Teach yourself, Dogbreath.
[continues to brush teeth, then grimaces]
Patrick: What've you been eating?
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Referenced in Stargate: Atlantis: The Kindred: Part 2 (2008) See more »

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All 4 You
Written by Stephen Lang, Jamie Dunlap & Scott Nickoley
Performed by Tony Dowdy
Courtesy Marc Ferrari (as Marc Ferarri) / MasterSource
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"Laughing-out-loud" (even HOURS after watching it) funny!
8 February 2007 | by (Trieste, Italy) – See all my reviews

It's hard to review a movie like this without giving anything away, and I don't want to write any spoilers. So to start, I recommend everyone tries to see it.

One can already see how hilarious it is by the trailer and the few clips on the show, but let me tell you... it gets even BETTER!!

The acting is great, but if you're a fan of the Stargates, then you already know that. And Kate Hewlett, the female star, has theatrical experience, and I guess good acting is genetic in the Hewlett family. Along with the sense of humor. The sibling rivalry in the movie is great to see, and even funnier knowing that David and Kate actually are brother and sister. I can't even comment on Paul McGillion, 'cause I'd be giving away stuff, but let me pause for a second and giggle madly!! *ROFLMAO* OK, back. The other roles were fairly short, all the actors were great, and I personally hope that we'll get to see "Starcrossed" - the space opera in the movie that is to become a real TV-show soon, so we can see what Paul and Rachel can do in a comedic role (and even if that's not the direction it will take, and even if Paul and Rachel weren't in it, I'd still want to see it. It was so cheesy it was hilarious!!). A special mention goes to Mars, the poster-dog for the movie. Handsome, very natural, and apparently all he asked to do his job was a little doggie biscuit from his friends!

Again, it's hard to say more without giving bits away, and every little clip from the movie is worth watching without knowing what will happen... even though the second time you watch the movie (personal experience), you'll enjoy it even more. For one, you'll be able to hear all the lines you've missed from laughing to hard the first time around, and you'll be able to see things without the blur of tears (again from laughter). And you'll notice all the funny details that you couldn't focus the first time, when you were focused on the main story.

It is a low-budget movie, but you'd never know if they didn't tell you. The way it's shot, everything makes perfect sense, and I really don't see how a lot more money could have made any difference (expect, of course, in making people happier!).

And I wish I could say more, but again I'd go into spoiler-area.

So from giggling, to laughing out loud, from going "ewww", to seeing a lot more David Hewlett than you've ever wanted to see (or finally enough!, depending on your point of view!), you'll want to watch this movie again and again, ask for a REAL theatrical release by MGM, or at least that the DVDs come out soon!! OK, I just re-ran a little clip in my head, laughed, and the people around me looked at me as if I were nuts. Hope that if you've seen the movie you aren't reading about it in a public place!


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