Release date:November 16, 2005
(NY; LA release: December 2)
Studio:Sony Pictures Classics
MPAA Rating:R (for sexuality, language, some violence and drug use)
Starring:Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson, Ruth Negga, Laurence Kinlan
A vibrant, picturesque new movie from Neil Jordan, the award winning director of "The Crying Game," "Interview with the Vampire," and "The End of the Affair. Set in the 1970's, "Breakfast on Pluto" follows the exploits of Patrick Braden (Murphy), an endearing, but deceptively tough young man. Abandoned as a baby in his small Irish hometown and aware from a very early age that he is different, Patrick survives this harsh environment with the aid of his wit and charm, plus a sweet refusal to let anyone and anything change who he is. Jordan weaves a wonderfully surreal and magical tale to bring us this funny, moving and poignant rites of passage account of a young man enduring the trials and tribulations he faces with a smile and unwavering faith in the inherent goodness in us all.