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Breakfast with Scot (2007)

tomatometer

50

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 28
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 14

Though Breakfast with Scot is a well-intentioned movie with some charming performances, it suffers from sitcom humor and predictable setups.

53

Average Rating: 5.5/10
Critic Reviews: 15
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 7

Though Breakfast with Scot is a well-intentioned movie with some charming performances, it suffers from sitcom humor and predictable setups.

audience

64

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Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 2,000

My Rating

Movie Info

Eric lives for all things hockey. Now in his thirties, he's managed to turn his stint as an ex- Toronto Maple Leaf into a full-time gig as commentator for sports TV. He's living the dream! But when Eric's boyfriend Sam announces that they're to become temporary guardians of a young boy, Eric's comfortable world shatters. Enter Scot--a recently orphaned, swishy 11-year-old sissy-of-a-boy--and Eric's mirror opposite. Freaked out by Scot's 'joie de vivre,' Eric and Sam gently nudge Scot away from

PG-13,

Drama, Comedy

Sean Reycraft

May 6, 2008

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Breakfast with Scot isn't much on originality, but it is sweet enough to overcome the most cynical skeptic.

December 12, 2008
Miami Herald
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It lacks the psychological realism of certain decent dramas and is too reliant on cheap pratfalls and Cavanagh's pinched approach to comedy.

October 24, 2008 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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What elevates way above the merely adequate script by Sean Reycraft based on the novel by Michael Downing and Lynd's competent direction is young Noah Bernett as Scot. This kid is so great, he could give kid actors a good name again.

October 10, 2008 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Anyone who's ever seen an After School Special knows where the family-friendly Breakfast With Scot is headed, no matter how well intentioned.

October 10, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
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It's refreshingly snarky and quick.

October 10, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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Breakfast With Scot has a sitcom format, but complex emotions and perceptions keep breaking through the surface in an engaging, thoughtful manner.

October 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Although it dishes up an original premise and tries to mine laughs from a setup most studios wouldn't have touched with a 10-foot feather boa, it stumbles when it comes to generating any real laughs.

August 14, 2009 Full Review Source: Times-Picayune
Times-Picayune

One of the worst concepts for a movie in the history of cinema. I can't really think of anyone who would like this pathetic comedy since the target audience would be put off by the homosexual angle. Avoid.

November 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Sin Magazine
Sin Magazine

The film's reliance on an otherwise clichéd plotline cuts out a lot of its fangs, giving it an ending that feels good but doesn't really deal with the issues at hand

October 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

A sharp little Canadian drama that draws one in rather wryly.

October 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Basic cable-ready trifle.

October 9, 2008 Full Review Source: Metromix.com
Metromix.com

Having the straight Tom Cavanagh and Ben Shenkman play the unwilling gay dads in Breakfast with Scot may seem like a disappointment, but this quirky, surprisingly refreshing comedy has a few tricks up its sleeve.

October 8, 2008 Full Review Source: New York Press
New York Press

The film means well, but it's hardly cutting, made notable only by Bernett's performance.

October 5, 2008 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

A lively, realistic tone helps make this Toronto-set comedy much more than we expect, stirring in some thoughtful themes and honest emotion.

April 20, 2008 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
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Audience Reviews for Breakfast with Scot

A cute story but so many situations seemed exaggerated and distracted from the heart of this movie.
November 29, 2010
Tomassgringo

Super Reviewer

This is a sweet, if rather formulaic family comedy. The genuine laughs seem a little few and far-between, but I really liked the twist on functional nuclear family life, as well as the examination of gay identity. That is the only thing that makes this film special, really. The thing I liked most was the homosexual main character's hilarious worry that his lover's flamboyant nephew might "make him gay", in the paranoid, homophobic Republican sense. Very cute and heartwarming, but you've seen this before.
November 26, 2008
MidnightMadwoman

Super Reviewer

I enjoyed this movie. Eric is trying the keep his lifestyle private. After all he is a tough pro hockey player - an enforcer no less. Eric's partner, Sam inherits Scot after his sister dies. The problem is, Scot may just blow Eric's cover.
September 1, 2008
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