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Breakfast with Scot Reviews

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Anna King
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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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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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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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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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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.
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
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 16, 2007
Breakfast With Scot is not only amusing and heartfelt, but also genuinely thoughtful about life's many unexpected turns.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Rocchi
Cinematical
September 22, 2007
A heartwarming, fish-out-of-water family comedy.
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
September 9, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: B+
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 7, 2007
...manages to impress thanks to its brisk, breezy pace and the uniformly personable performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
September 6, 2007
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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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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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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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