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Breakfast With Scot

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Breakfast With Scot

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
Wide Release Date:
10/10/08
performer:
Tom Cavanagh, Ben Shenkman, Colin Cunningham
director:
Laurie Lynd
distributor:
Regent Entertainment
author:
Sean Reycraft
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

It’s hardly the most gracefully made indie on the block — more like a whole season of a sitcom crammed into one feature. But Breakfast With Scot deserves sympathetic attention, if only for the family-values specifics loaded into the story, and the way mildmannered stars Ben Shenkman (Angels in America) and Tom Cavanagh (Ed) embrace their instructional roles: They play a ”straight-style” gay couple (one’s a former hockey pro) who become the temporary guardians of an orphaned 11-year-old boy (Noah Bernett). Bad news for the low-profile duo: The kid’s a natural-born sissy. Good news from the National Hockey League: They like the movie. C+