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Breakfast with Scot Reviews

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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.
| 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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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
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
Geoff Berkshire
Metromix.com
October 9, 2008
Basic cable-ready trifle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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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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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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
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Jay Weissberg
Variety
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.
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
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
October 4, 2007
Agonizingly pedestrian.
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
November 16, 2007
A 'nice' film, but nothing worth raising one's blood pressure over.
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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.
James Rocchi
Cinematical
September 22, 2007
A heartwarming, fish-out-of-water family comedy.
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Anna King
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | 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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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
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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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
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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