Breakfast with Scot (2007)

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


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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 … More

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic content, some drug material and language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Sean Reycraft
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 6, 2008
Runtime:
Regent Releasing/here! Films - Official Site

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Cast


as Eric McNally

as Sam Miller

as Barbara Warren

as Ms. Patterson

as Greg Graham

as Ryan Burlington

as Mildred Monterossos

as Bud Wilson
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Critic Reviews for Breakfast with Scot

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (16)

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

December 12, 2008
Miami Herald
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 24, 2008
Boston Globe
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 10, 2008
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Anyone who's ever seen an After School Special knows where the family-friendly Breakfast With Scot is headed, no matter how well intentioned.

Full Review… | October 10, 2008
New York Post
Top Critic

It's refreshingly snarky and quick.

Full Review… | October 10, 2008
New York Daily News
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All the filmmakers are really after is a heartwarming little object lesson. ... [But] they perch their tidy little dramedy somewhere between sitcom and Movie of the Week.

Full Review… | October 10, 2008
NPR
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Breakfast with Scot

A cute story but so many situations seemed exaggerated and distracted from the heart of this movie.

Tomassgringo
Thomas Johnston

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.

MidnightMadwoman
Emily Armstrong

Super Reviewer

½

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.

Redlats
Red Lats

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