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Breakfast On Pluto
Breakfast on Pluto is a 2005 comedy-drama film directed by Neil Jordan and based on the novel of the same name by Patrick McCabe, as adapted by Jordan and McCabe. This dark comedy stars Cillian Murphy as a transgender foundling searching for love and her long-lost mother in small town Ireland and London in the 1970s.
A glamorously made-up Patrick “Kitten” Braden (Cillian Murphy), pushing a baby in a pram and flirting insouciantly with construction workers, introduces her life story. Intricately plotted, the film is divided over more than 30 brief chapters. In the fictional Irish town of Tyrellin, near the border of Northern Ireland in the late 1940s, cartoon robins narrate as baby Patrick’s mother abandons him on the doorstep of the local parochial house where his father, Father Liam (Liam Neeson), lives. He is then placed with an unloving foster mother. A young Patrick (Conor McEvoy) is later shown donning a dress and lipstick, which angers his foster family. However, Patrick is accepted by his close friends Charlie, Irwin and Lawrence, as well as by Lawrence’s father, who tells Patrick that his biological mother looked like blonde American movie star Mitzi Gaynor.
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