• PG-13, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Laurie Lynd
    In Theaters:
    Sep 9, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 6, 2008
  • Regent Releasing/here! Films


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Breakfast with Scot Reviews

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Mike Scott

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.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2/4

August 14, 2009
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Breakfast with Scot isn't much on originality, but it is sweet enough to overcome the most cynical skeptic.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

December 12, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

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.

Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 3, 2008
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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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.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

October 24, 2008
Sean Gandert
Paste 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

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 45/100

October 17, 2008
David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
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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.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 10, 2008
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

October 10, 2008
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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It's refreshingly snarky and quick.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

October 10, 2008
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

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

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

October 10, 2008
Bob Mondello
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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 Source: NPR | Original Score: 4/10

October 10, 2008
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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For its courage to address a ticklish subject with warmhearted humor, Breakfast With Scot, adapted from a novel by Michael Downing, deserves a light round of applause.

| Original Score: 3/5

October 10, 2008
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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A feel-good tale with undeniably good intentions, this Canadian comedy-drama doesn't really manage to convince on any level.

October 10, 2008
Geoff Berkshire

Basic cable-ready trifle.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 2/5

October 9, 2008
Mark Peikert
New York Press

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.

Full Review Source: New York Press

October 8, 2008
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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It's hardly the most gracefully made indie on the block -- more like a whole season of a sitcom crammed into one feature.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

October 8, 2008
Anna King
Time Out New York
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Even as Eric and his lawyer boyfriend, Sam, are chided for being closeted, their relationship is conveyed in anodyne, asexual fashion; the two men barely touch. Laurie Lynd doesn't squeeze much emotion out of supporting cast members, either.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

October 8, 2008
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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The smart performances, humorous dialogue and brisk pacing of Laurie Lynd's direction are all warm and friendly -- a nice antidote to misguided junk like I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

October 8, 2008
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

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

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

October 5, 2008
Jay Weissberg
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The kind of gay-themed pic that won't ruffle the feathers of a granny in Manitoba, though it's bound to make more discerning auds groan.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 29, 2008
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

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

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

April 20, 2008
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