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Breakfast with Scot Reviews

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Mike Scott
August 14, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
December 12, 2008
Breakfast with Scot isn't much on originality, but it is sweet enough to overcome the most cynical skeptic.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
November 3, 2008
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 24, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
October 17, 2008
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 | Original Score: 45/100
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
October 10, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 10, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
October 10, 2008
It's refreshingly snarky and quick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
October 10, 2008
A sharp little Canadian drama that draws one in rather wryly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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October 10, 2008
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 | Original Score: 4/10
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 10, 2008
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
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
October 10, 2008
A feel-good tale with undeniably good intentions, this Canadian comedy-drama doesn't really manage to convince on any level.
Geoff Berkshire
October 9, 2008
Basic cable-ready trifle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Peikert
New York Press
October 8, 2008
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.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
October 8, 2008
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 | Original Score: C+
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
October 8, 2008
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.
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
October 5, 2008
The film means well, but it's hardly cutting, made notable only by Bernett's performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Weissberg
April 29, 2008
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.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 20, 2008
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
November 16, 2007
A 'nice' film, but nothing worth raising one's blood pressure over.
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