Breakfast On Pluto


(out of 5)

Patrick “Kitten” Braden grows up in a tiny Northern Irish hamlet after having been born without the ability to apologize for who he is: an aspiring femme fatale. The teenage Kitten with her long locks and polished nails (played with astonishing grace by ) bears the brunt of standing out until she escapes from her small town and makes her way to the big bad city of London. There, she solves the mystery of her parentage and makes a new smattering of friends in an effort to get to a place emotionally where she can stand on her own two feet. Neil Jordan does a fantastic job of re-creating the seventies, and Murphy is so attractive as to make any viewer hook themselves to the screen without the slightest regret, but the pacing rushes through the story a bit too quickly and the overall effect is lighter than it should be. Other highlights include excellent supporting performances by , , and , and a superb soundtrack containing an array of pop hits.

Ireland/United Kingdom, 2005

Directed by 

Screenplay by Neil Jordan, , based on the book by Pat McCabe

Cinematography by 

Produced by Neil Jordan, ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals: TIFF 2005

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Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Cillian Murphy)

National Board Of Review Award
Special Recognition, for excellence in filmmaking

European Film Award Nominations
Best European Film
Best European Actor (Cillian Murphy)



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