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This film was an impulse buy I’d seen it and thought why not, I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. The film centers on a gay couple one of has trouble accepting that he’s gay to the outside world, they become careers of a young boy who is camper than Christmas. While the film has serious and touching moments there are plenty of laughs to balance things out.
I thoroughly enjoyed this film and would recommend it
This film is a must, a gey couple that must take care of a child, this child show homosexual tendensees, but one of the men has not come out as gay, the boy will help him accept the boy and come out as gey
After recieving somewhat mixed reviews of this I was somewhat spectacle of what to expect. The film itself was sometimes touching, sometimes sad but all the way through it it was funny. Dealing with the concept of two "homophobic gays" in a relationship taking on a young boy who is stereotypically gay is touching as they have to grow use to each other. If you are expecting a film that has "gay" pasted in it the film is not for you but if you are looking for a film that has bundle of laughs, good acting and is slightly gay themed it is a film definately worth buying.
As a long time collector of contemporary LGBT genre movies, I rate Breakfast With Scott at the top of my list. I have practically worn out my dvd copy! This movie was screened as a special selection in the 2007 Windsor International Film Festival. The sold out house gave the movie a deserving five minute standing ovation at its conclusion. Aside from the wonderful message of tolerance, acceptance and adaptability, this gem of a movie will have you - as it had me - in tears of laughter and tears of sorrow. Laurie Lynd's direction of Tom Cavanaugh, Ben Shenkman and,of course,show-stealer - Noah Bernett, is nothing less than magical. I could not agree more with the Globe and Mail's dvd cover endorsement of the movie,"Absolutely Fabulous!"
So I went the preferred route and read the book first, but only because of the movie tie-in cover and my little crush on Tom Cavanagh ever since we used to watch "Ed" when I was little. Surprise surprise, I liked the book and LOVED the movie! I went to see it during it's VERY brief run at the NYU Movie Theatre, and then waited patiently for them to release the DVD in the states. Finally, I broke down and ordered it directly from Canada, which thankfully has the same DVD Region codes as the States. Most "Gay" movies suffer from crap production quality and/or mediocre acting, but this was spared from both. On top of that, it's genuinely funny and touching. I liked how Eric and Sam are portrayed as an unaffected couple; most long term couples, gay or straight, do not subscribe to the smarmy or constantly bickering stereotypes we usually see in comedies. Noah Bernett makes a character that could easily have been played as annoying, campy, or maudlin, into one that is natural and sweet. I actually ran into Tom Cavanagh at a Starbucks near Lincoln Center (I <3 NY) just DAYS after I got my copy and told him how much I loved it, to which he was very friendly. Increasingly, movies and actors from Canada are gaining exposure in the States, and if they're in any way accurate to the actual experience of living there, I'm immigrating to Toronto as soon as I can get a work visa! O Canada!
A touching and emotionally sophisticated story of a relationship and what brings and keeps people together. I can't recommend this movie enough. Right up there with "Big Eden" and "Bear Cub" (Cachorro). Everything from script to performances to direction is top notch, and the subtext is rich and important.
This is first and foremost a fun and sweet comedy. Not overly deep or preachy, it still manages to deliver a message of acceptance and inclusion. Noah Bernett gives a great performance as the queeny kid - as a very real person with unusual tastes, not a fag-boy caricature. It's great to see the discomfort on the part of Eric (Tom Cavanagh) and how getting to know this kid affects his own life. It's interesting to note how, even as tolerant and inclusive as Canada is, and as well-adjusted as Eric's character is, his remaining closeted at work is completely beleivable