Thursday, January 13, 2011

Breakfast on Pluto

This is Cillian Murphy.



This is Cillian Murphy in the best role of his acting career.



I saw this film yesterday afternoon with my mom. We both thought it was incredible.



"Breakfast on Pluto" focuses on a starry-eyed transgender orphan, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, who goes on a journey to find her biological mother during the 1970s. Starting out in her hometown in Northern Ireland, the glam queen encounters one wacky adventure after another on her way to London, where her beautiful mother is rumored to live.

Set amidst political strife, this 2005 dramedy is not just a tale of self-discovery, but a portrait of sexuality. The world is not perfect. Humans are not cookie-cutter. Viewers of this film are forced to see the complexities of sexual identity.



Cillian's delicate performance as the heartbreakingly naive Kitten is a perfect demonstration of reality. Here is a man, who is all woman, and yet misunderstood by people who have no right to judge.

The impeccable acting in this film is not the only reason I adored it. Kitten is a fabulous character, often reminding me of myself.



Early on in the film, she falls innocently in love with the scruffy lead singer of a rock band.

She then randomly becomes a magician's assistant, just to be fabulous.

In self-defense, she does what any girl would do and nails her attacker square in the eyes with a spray of Chanel No. 5.



Best quote of the film? When Kitten purrs to a police officer, as she's being held in his arms, "If I wasn't a transvestite terrorist, would you marry me?"

(If you want to know the context of that quote, see the film. My lips are sealed!)



I'm going to warn you, the film is a tad slow in the beginning, but if you appreciate a good film, it won't make any difference to you.

And don't worry about any graphic content. While Kitten is very flirtatious and sexual, she doesn't so much as even kiss another character on screen. I was surprised.

Honestly, I feel Cillian should have gotten an Oscar for his performance, but he wasn't even nominated. He did win the 2007 IFTA award for best actor, however, and he was nominated for a Golden Globe for the film as well.

Hopefully, it is a film that will help educate people on transgender life and make our world a little more understanding.



After all, it's easy to be prejudiced when you're kept in the dark.

41 comments:

Tamara Nicole said...

I've never heard of that, may have to chk it out:-)

Pssst if you're into vintage fun I have a Giveaway going on!

Vintage Vixen said...

I'll have to check this out, it sounds right up my street. Loved him in Disco Pigs, another 1970's based film if I remember rightly! xxx

The Shanner of Attention said...

oh em gee.

You had me at Cillian Murphy. I've always loved him. He even makes an honorable mention in the top 10 guys I want to "do". (every girl should have that list)

I will so watch this movie.

Thank you!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

wow he really looks like a girl lol he has such a "pretty" face...

happy thursday! :)

LIE said...

cool post!


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tanvii.com said...

Sounds interesting. I have a lot of time to kill right now. I wonder if i will find it here ...! :)

Vikki said...

I've never heard of this movie, but it sounds lovely!
You always choose some very interesting titles for your reviews!

xxx
Vikki

http://stylometre.blogspot.com

Jade said...

I've never heard of this movie before but it sounds quite interesting. I do sometimes enjoy watching the lesser known "indie" films! And Cillian Murphy makes a very pretty woman! x

OceanDreams said...

that looks like a very intriguing film - i watched a film with bk last night with robert dinero (?) who has a stroke and befriends a transvestite, it was unlike i've ever seen before and the acting was superb! this films looks good too, glad you enjoyed it.

Sarah said...

I've been meaning to catch this film! Cillian is a brilliant actor, have you seen him in The Edge of Love?
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Jennifer said...

opening netflix now... omg! I have got to see this.

Thanks dahhhhhling! <3

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

mariahsmile said...

I've never heard of this movie! I'll have to check it out someitme!

Venus In Virgo said...

I want to see this movie now, seen several of his movies and he's a great actor. XOXO

Giovanna ♥ said...

Thanks for sharing darling! I have to see it :)
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Christopher said...

I'll have to give that one a try.

ching said...

i'm a big cillian murphy fan.. i can't believe i only heard of this now. i'm definitely gonna watch this.

Beverley said...

oh my gosh, is this for real? he was in Red Eye wasn't he? wow, complete transformation! i'm going to have to check this movie out ASAP!

awesome blog btw!

Memphis Steve said...

A film about a transvestite terrorist? Sounds like Rocky Horror II!

Audrey Allure said...

Sounds really interesting! I love it when you introduce us to cool movies like these :)

Fashion Court said...

i REALLY have to check this out!

Josie said...

This sounds super interesting; I'll have to check it out.
xo Josie
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Samantha said...

Well if I was getting attacked and my Chanel perfume on hand, I would definitely do the same!

Thanks for the blog comment, stop by again :o)

-Samantha

http://thisfashionista.blogspot.com

Sherin said...

I love Cillian Murphey. He's so talented. This looks like an interesting movie. Need to watch it.

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Hi Jennifer! I have never heard of this film, it certainly sounds interesting...and his face makes a pretty girl face!

I hope you have an amazing weekend my friend!
Much Love xxxx
Rachel

Pop Champagne said...

interesting film it seems! and lol I'd marry a tranny teriost ;)

Rachel said...

I've never heard of this movie. It sounds really interesting though. Definitely need to check it out!!

Hope you have a great weekend, Jennifer! :)

Fashion Cappuccino said...

I definitely need to check out the film! I love reading your review and it makes me want to find out more! I wish more and more people are tolerant of each other and less judgemental towards others who are different! xoxoxoxo

Kat said...

nice post!!

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Bombchell said...

seems very interesting

Francesca said...

i have this movie at my store (i work at a movie store) so i should check it out!

F. (opinionslave.blogspot.com) x

FashionJazz said...

Thanks for sharing hun! Mwah xx

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

some boys look so great in drag. one of my friends is in love with him...i hope she's seen this movie!

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Dina's Days said...

Where do you find these films! Anybody who sprays an attacker with Chanel No 5 is pretty sweet in my book. I wonder what I would use?

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Is it weird tha I've never heard of this movie? It sounds interesting though!!!

Hope Adela said...

that sounds like such a good moie! thank you for telling us about it! =)

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wardrobemag said...

Oh I've seen this film, I love it so much, it definitely needs more recognition!

Bhav x

lauren lanza osias said...

i've always wanted to see that!!!! for reals!! cillian murphy scares the shit out of my husband, in batman begins and 28 days later he's definitely creepy. i think he's got the most beautiful eyes.

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Laura Sherriffs said...

I am a massive fan of Cillian Murphy, but I have unfortunately not seen this film. Your review makes it seem beautiful though so I think I shall be checking it out asap!

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Melanie's Randomness said...

WOW he looks pretty damn good as a woman!!! =) I've seen this movie at the library tons of times but never took it out. Maybe I should!

Melanie's Randomness

the Citizen Rosebud said...

OMG! One of my favorite movies! I don't run into many people who've seen it either which is a pity: acting is amazing, and the movie itself creme de la creme. Thanks for posting about it. Neil Jordan rocks!

Shybiker said...

That was a compassionate review of a challenging film. Nice work.