Thoughts on Breakfast on Pluto

Friday, May 21, 2010 6:21 PM By Simon

-Not a perfect movie, certainly. Wishy-washy and confused (much like its protagonist), it can't seem to decide whether it wants to be a light-hearted bildungsroman for the big screen, or a dark political/war drama, life-on-da-Irish-streets, what.

-Then again, Cillian Murphy is fucking delightful as Patrick/Patricia "Kitten", the boy-to-shemale who grows up not knowing who his real parents are, raised by an oppressively religious foster family, then leaves in search of her and *shudder* himself. Then again, Cillian Murphy is best when he's wearing a skirt.

-Oh, Lawrence.

-I am officially subscribing to the school of Neeson. That guy kind of rocks in this. Especially the very first confession scene. Hairy-arse and all that.

-Heh. Hairy-arse.


Darren said...

Funny. I'm seriously considering de-subscribing from the school of Neeson. The guy was always pretty awesome, but no he's become fixated on popcorn flicks. Sometimes it works (Taken, Batman Begins) and sometimes it doesn't (Clash of the Titans). I'm still wondering what the hell he's doing in The A-Team.

May 22, 2010 at 12:55 AM
CMrok93 said...

I have this in my room, and its literally been sitting on the shelf for over 2 months now, I need to get to this!

May 22, 2010 at 1:04 PM
Peter Flynn said...

I absolutely loved this movie!! Murphy is excellent as a cross dresser. Totally convincing and the story was sad and sweet. Much like Velvet Goldmine. Kitten is such a silly goofy girl and the father is a pig with a conscience. Nice narrative devices too. Glam, identity bending, all some of my favorite topics. Great movie. Loved it.

January 1, 2015 at 8:43 AM