Monday, September 30, 2013

Breakfast on Pluto

2005 Irish/British Feature

Cast: Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson, Gavin Friday, Ruth Negga and Laurence Kinlan
Director: Neil Jordan
Writers: Neil Jordan and Patrick McCabe, based on his the book

Born the love child of a priest in a conservative Irish hamlet, Patrick "Kitten" Braden leaves small-town life behind and heads to swinging 1970s London to find the mother who abandoned her years ago.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 57% / Audience: 72%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 59% / Audience: 7.8%
  • OMG rating: 7/10

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (Murphy).
  • Irish Film and Television Awards for Best Director, Actor (Murphy), Script and Hair & Make-Up; Audience Award for Best Irish Film.
  • National Board of Review Special Recognition Award.

  • Patrick McCabe's novel Breakfast on Pluto was first published in 1998. In the book, the protagonist is called "Pussy," but he renamed her "Kitten" for the film. McCabe has a cameo in the film as Kitten's creative writing teacher.
  • The seaside scene between Kitten and Bertie was considered by some to be an allusion to director Neil Jordan's earlier film The Crying Game, which also involved a transgender character, the IRA and actor Stephen Rea.

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