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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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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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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
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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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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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