Breakfast with Scot (2007)
Critic Consensus: Though Breakfast with Scot is a well-intentioned movie with some charming performances, it suffers from sitcom humor and predictable setups.
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 scented hand cream and all things pink, towards a more "acceptable" pastime--hockey. But after Scot's disastrous first game, Eric begins to rethink the compromises he's made in his own life in order to be "accepted." … More
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Critic Reviews for Breakfast with Scot
Breakfast with Scot isn't much on originality, but it is sweet enough to overcome the most cynical skeptic.
It lacks the psychological realism of certain decent dramas and is too reliant on cheap pratfalls and Cavanagh's pinched approach to comedy.
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.
Anyone who's ever seen an After School Special knows where the family-friendly Breakfast With Scot is headed, no matter how well intentioned.
Audience Reviews for Breakfast with Scot
A cute story but so many situations seemed exaggerated and distracted from the heart of this movie.
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.
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.
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