• 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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Anna King
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Breakfast With Scot is not only amusing and heartfelt, but also genuinely thoughtful about life's many unexpected turns.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 16, 2007
James Rocchi

A heartwarming, fish-out-of-water family comedy.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

September 22, 2007
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: B+

September 9, 2007
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...manages to impress thanks to its brisk, breezy pace and the uniformly personable performances.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 7, 2007
Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
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While Breakfast With Scot delivers the requisite humour -- not to mention some old-fashioned Christmas magic -- it stands apart for its hearty helping of food for thought.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

September 6, 2007
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
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
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
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
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

Minneapolis Star Tribune
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April 8, 2009
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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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.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 10, 2008
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