“breakfast on Pluto” is Really not About an Alien From Outer Space
Copyright © 2007 Ed Bagley
Breakfast on Pluto 2 Stars (Average)
Breakfast on Pluto is a gender preference movie about a boy who really wants to be a girl, and settles for being a transvestite trying to find a place in a world that curses his very existence. Irish actor Cillian Murphy plays Patrick “Kitten” Braden in a controversial film due to the subject matter.
It is very difficult to make a great film. It is difficult to make a good film. It is almost impossible to make a good film when the subject matter is not even on the radar screen of the average viewer.
Alternative lifestyle films do not win awards even if the actors involved get an Oscar (as Hilary Swank did in Boys Don’t Cry), get nominated for an Oscar (as Felicity Huffman did in Transamerica) or get nominated for a Golden