7.0/10
3,401
46 user 6 critic

A Dog's Breakfast (2007)

A dysfunctional man living a secluded life believes that he has accidentally killed his sister's TV star fiancé.

Director:

David Hewlett

Writers:

David Hewlett, David Hewlett (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Hewlogram (Video 2017)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

A modern-day animator accidentally awakens a holographic superhero from 1983.

Director: Aharon Rabinowitz
Stars: David Hewlett, Aharon Rabinowitz, Chuck Wagner
Rage of the Yeti (TV Movie 2011)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

A quest for riches becomes a fight for survival after treasure hunters find snow monsters on a mountain in the Arctic.

Director: David Hewlett
Stars: David Chokachi, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Yancy Butler
Stargate: Atlantis (2004–2009)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An international team of scientists and military personnel discover a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy and come face-to-face with a new, powerful enemy, The Wraith.

Stars: Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, David Hewlett
Debug (2014)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Six young computer hackers, sent to work on a derelict spaceship, are forced to match wits with a vengeful artificial intelligence that would kill to be human.

Director: David Hewlett
Stars: Tenika Davis, Jason Momoa, Adrian Holmes
Treed Murray (2001)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An advertising executive, trapped in a tree by a gang of would-be muggers, manipulates them into fighting to save his life.

Director: William Phillips
Stars: David Hewlett, Aaron Ashmore, Clé Bennett
Captain Starship (TV Series 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

One man is faced with the challenge of single handily navigating his way through the Gascoyne river to get to the his far but all but necessary to save the world destination, the Sandhurst tavern.

Stars: Paul McGillion, Quinn Lord, Michael P. Northey
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Hewlett ... Patrick
Mars the Dog ... Mars (as Mars)
Kate Hewlett ... Marilyn
Paul McGillion ... Ryan
Rachel Luttrell ... Ratcha
Michael Lenic Michael Lenic ... Zero
Christopher Judge ... Chris
Amanda Byram ... Elise
Cedar Cedar ... Neighbourhood Dog
Hombre Hombre ... Neighbourhood Dog
Jake Jake ... Neighbourhood Dog
Sam Sam ... Neighbourhood Dog
Johann Johann ... Neighbourhood Dog
Anna Anna ... Neighbourhood Dog
Ripley Ripley ... Neighbourhood Dog
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

dog | vegetarian | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Patrick wants to add another skeleton to the family closet. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Kibble Productions

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kibble Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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?
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the end credits, "A Film by" appears, followed by a brief scene showing the back of the house from the movie, where the cast and crew shout "all of us!" someone yells "Wooh!". David Hewlett says "Now turn that bloody thing off!". Then the URL adogsbreakfastmovie.com appears. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Stargate: Continuum (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

All 4 You
Written by Stephen Lang, Jamie Dunlap & Scott Nickoley
Performed by Tony Dowdy
Courtesy Marc Ferrari (as Marc Ferarri) / MasterSource
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very funny directorial debut
5 July 2007 | by sweeneybirdSee 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!


31 of 38 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 46 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed