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Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

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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.

Director:

Neil Jordan

Writers:

Neil Jordan, Pat McCabe (as Patrick McCabe) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cillian Murphy ... Patrick 'Kitten' Braden
Morgan Jones Morgan Jones ... Building Site Worker
Eva Birthistle ... Eily Bergin
Liam Neeson ... Father Liam
Mary Coughlan Mary Coughlan ... Housekeeper
Conor McEvoy Conor McEvoy ... Young Patrick Braden
Ruth McCabe ... Ma Braden
Charlene McKenna ... Caroline Braden
Seamus Reilly Seamus Reilly ... Lawrence
Peter Owens Peter Owens ... Butcher
Emmet Lawlor McHugh Emmet Lawlor McHugh ... Young Irwin
Bianca O'Connor Bianca O'Connor ... Young Charlie
Paraic Breathnach Paraic Breathnach ... Benny Feely
Pat McCabe Pat McCabe ... Peepers Egan / Schoolmaster (as Patrick McCabe)
Owen Roe ... Dean
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Storyline

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!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English | Irish

Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desayuno en Plutón See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£199,154 (United Kingdom), 15 January 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,279, 20 November 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$828,699, 26 March 2006
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Charlie: You said it'd be a disaster, like you.
Patrick "Kitten" Braden: Worse, probably.
Charlie: But I love you, you fucking disaster.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Supertwink (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Wig Wam Bam
(1972)
Written by Nicky Chinn (as Nicky Chinn) & Mike Chapman (as Mike Chapman)
Performed by Gavin Friday
Published by Chinnichap Music/BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
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A great film that never drags...
21 September 2005 | by hurstdragnSee all my reviews

I saw BOP in Toronto last week and it was one of my favorites (of the 29 I saw). Cillian Murphy was fabulous as the brave and relentless seeker of the truth who faced life with conviction even when everything around him seemed to be disintegrating. Liam Neeson as the town priest was credible and at times heartbreakingly genuine in his reactions to unfolding situations. Stephen Rea was an unorthodox but sweet magician who brought a great deal to his small part. The supporting cast, especially Brendan Gleeson and Ruth Negga, acted with realism and intensity that helped bring the film to life. Neil Jordan, whose track record stands on its own, delivered a delicious dim sum that left me wanting more and at the same time completely sated. Declan Quinn's dulcet cinematography, much like that of Monsoon Wedding and Vanity Fair, made the film one of the most lustrous at Toronto. After getting the willies watching how evil Murphy can be it was great to see him as an uber-hero. Oh, and did I say I want some of those outfits?


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