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Breakfast with Curtis (2012)

| Drama | June 2012 (USA)
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Syd is an eccentric bookseller with delusions of grandeur fueled by red wine. He caused a rift 5 years ago between his bohemian housemates and the family next door, but now tries to recruit his 14-year-old neighbor as a collaborator.



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Cast overview:
Jonah Parker ...
Theo Green ...
David A. Parker ...
Aaron Jungels ...
Yvonne Parker ...
Virginia Laffey ...
Adele Parker ...
Laura Colella ...
Gideon Parker ...
Young Curtis
Tory Fair ...
The Visitor
Rachael Jungels ...
Poker Player
Yaozhu Pan ...
Poker Player
Bijan Shadravan ...
Poker Player
Luis Sossa ...
Poker Player
Sherry Romanzi ...


Over the course of a balmy east coast summer, an introverted, bespectacled teenager is brought into the strange and delightful world of his bohemian neighbors. What unfolds, against the backdrop of lush flowerbeds and overgrown vegetable patches, is a mirthful story of unlikely and rekindled friendships. But for all of its wine-soaked, pot-infused dreaminess, Breakfast is firmly rooted in reality. The rambling purple house where the action happens is writer/director/co-star Laura Colella's, and her captivating cast is composed of her very own housemates and neighbors. Despite the homespun approach and unfettered narrative, Colella's tale has a distinct vision and clear intention, one joyously devoted to the pleasure principle. Written by Anonymous

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Loosely based on fiction.





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$2,000 (USA) (6 December 2013)


$6,629 (USA) (20 December 2013)

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Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood) is a fan of the film, and gave a positive pull-quote for the poster. See more »


Featured in The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2013) See more »


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Give this one a chance...I loved it!
4 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I decided to watch this on Netflix, I wasn't expecting much. I even thought I'd likely not watch all of it. This is often the case when I've never heard of a film or of any of the actors.

Well, I was very pleasantly surprised at how interesting every character was and how skillfully each actor portrayed his or her character.

Congratulations to the writer/director Laura Colella for creating such great characters and for her very fine direction. Everything was clear, understandable and completely believable. The casting was pretty much perfect, too - right down to the "look" of each actor.

Again, all the actors really did a stellar job, but I must give special mention to young Jonah Parker who gave a beautifully nuanced performance. I wish there was more info on him in his profile here, because he has now piqued my interest. If you're reading this, Jonah, I strongly encourage you to stick with acting! I will very much look forward to seeing you again and again in a variety of roles. I will remember your name and be watching for you!

I was surprised to see this currently only has a 6.7 rating. I gave it 8 out of 10 and am thinking, as I write this, it may really deserve a 9, for all the reasons mentioned above.

If you don't require special effects, sex, or violence in movies to enjoy them, I strongly encourage you to see this one.

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