• 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
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
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
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
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
Geoff Berkshire

Basic cable-ready trifle.

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

October 9, 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
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
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
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
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
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

Agonizingly pedestrian.

October 4, 2007
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

A 'nice' film, but nothing worth raising one's blood pressure over.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies

November 16, 2007
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
James Rocchi

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

Full Review Source: Cinematical

September 22, 2007
Anna King
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

Minneapolis Star Tribune
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April 8, 2009
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