Breakfast on Pluto

Synopsis: A young transwoman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age in the 1970s. She leaves her Irish town, in part to look for her mother and in part because her transgender nature is beyond the town's understanding. She's taken in by a rock band, falls for the lead singer, has brushes with the IRA, is arrested by the London police, works in a peep show, and poses as a survey researcher for the phone company. Throughout, her nationality and her nature put her at great risk. In her search for her mother, she makes surprising discoveries of friendship and family. But, will she survive?
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Neil Jordan
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 16 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.3
Metacritic:
59
Rotten Tomatoes:
56%
R
Year:
2005
128 min
£751,360
Website
92 Views

I'm sorry, but it appeared to me...

that someone here

had taken leave of their senses.

Are you playing the game or not, Braden?

Me play! Dying for Ireland.

Earthling, stay where you are!

Well, come on, Englishman, a bullet, please.

And next up is the dashing Feely...

sporting a smoking jacket,

fedora hat, and sunglasses by Gucci.

Madam.

The man himself.

-Your mother will be back in a while.

-Oh.

So how's Patrick

and the Braden household?

They're well, Mr. Feely.

Especially my mother, wherever she is.

So someone's told you something, Patrick?

They don't have to.

Hairy Arse Braden tells me every day.

Patrick, now....

I'm sorry, Mr. Feely.

You know, I saw her once,

your real mother...

long after the day she left.

It was in London.

I was doing work for Genie McQuillan.

I was going home through Piccadilly...

and there, passing by, was Eily Bergin.

Lovely as the day she left, I swear it to God.

Did you talk to her, Mr. Feely?

What did she say?

I shouted after her, Patrick,

but she didn't hear.

London swallowed her up.

The most beautiful girl in the town.

Biggest city in the world...

it swallowed my mother up.

What about my father, Mr. Feely?

I wouldn't know about that, son.

Things be complicated, you know.

What did she look like?

Mitzi Gaynor, son.

That's who she looked like, Mitzi.

Mitzi Gaynor.

Well, f*ck me pink with a hairy arse!

In the name of the Father and the Son

and the Holy Spirit, amen.

You see, once upon a time...

there was a young girl named Eily Bergin...

who looked not unlike

the well-known film star Mitzi Gaynor...

who sang I'm Gonna Wash That Man

Right Outta My Hair.

And she went to London,

the biggest city in the world...

which swallowed her up.

But before she vanished...

I think she worked

as a priest's housekeeper, Father.

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Neil Jordan

Neil Patrick Jordan is an Irish film director, screenwriter and novelist. He won an Academy Award for The Crying Game. He also won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival for The Butcher Boy. more…

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