Breakfast with Scot
Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Eric lives for all things hockey. Now in his thirties, he's managed to turn his stint as an ex- Toronto Maple Leaf into a full-time gig as commentator for sports TV. He's living the dream! But when Eric's boyfriend Sam announces that they're to become temporary guardians of a young boy, Eric's comfortable world shatters. Enter Scot--a recently orphaned, swishy 11-year-old sissy-of-a-boy--and Eric's mirror opposite. Freaked out by Scot's 'joie de vivre,' Eric and Sam gently nudge Scot away from scented hand cream and all things pink, towards a more "acceptable" pastime--hockey. But after Scot's disastrous first game, Eric begins to rethink the compromises he's made in his own life in order to be "accepted." ...Breakfast with Scot
- Language : English
- Package Dimensions : 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 83.16 Grams
- Director : Laurie Lynd
- Media Format : Import, PAL, Widescreen
- Run time : 91 minutes
- Actors : Graham Greene, Sheila McCarthy, Cameron Ansell, Benz Antoine, Noah Bernett
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 2.0)
- Studio : Force Video
- ASIN : B001W5YCTW
- Number of discs : 1
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Very closeted Eric & Sam unexpectedly have flamboyant & uninhibited child Scot thrust upon them & their lives are never the same again.
Scot's only 11yrs old - whether he really is gay or not is besides the point. What causes the friction is that he's the complete opposite of his two new "dads" - he's not learned to change his behaviour to suit the opinions of others. Will his time with the adults change their lives - you betcha!
The actors playing Eric & Scot give perfect performances and nail their respective characters. The role of Sam is a bit grey I thought, he was supposed to be the more sensitive of the two but he actually often seemed the colder more aloof character. Eric may have disliked the kid at first sight but at least it was some response, whereas Sam seemed just blank.
Another reviewer also noted the lack of chemistry between Eric & Sam and I would have to agree... unless the director was trying to show how the "keep your distance" attitude the two adopted in public all the time had spilled over into their private time as well? Not sure - but Sam's pale performance in what should have been an important 3-way relationship, is the only thing that stops me giving this 5 stars.
As long as you're not expecting a strong romance angle between the 2 male leads, you should thoroughly enjoy this film.
So far, so good storyline. The twist of course is that Scot is not your `normal' eleven-year-old. I won't give the game away, but when Scot tells Sam and Eric that he only likes musicals, you'll get the picture. Into the mix is the fact that Eric is very much in the closet.
The film features fine acting from all concerned. Viewers may recognise the actor playing Sam (Ben Shenkman) from `Angels in America'. I am told by my partner that the guy who plays Eric (Tom Cavanagh) was in `Northern Exposure'. They have a good supporting cast.
There's much mirth in this tale. It would make a Christmas present for any gay friend. Alas, there are no extras.
I expected better. At times the film felt contrived and was predictable. A lot of fuss was made over the endorsement by the canadian hockey league.
Worth a look and something slightly different but not a need to own, (which I do, bought it first). Enjoy
I thoroughly enjoyed this film and would recommend it
Ultimately, quite enjoyable and quite amusing, but only worth getting if the price is right.