History Film / BreakfastOnPluto

25th Jan '17 1:09:05 PM KizunaTallis
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Also stars Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea and Brendan Gleeson.

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Also stars Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/StephenRea, Creator/RuthNegga and Brendan Gleeson.
Creator/BrendanGleeson.



* TheCameo: Bryan Ferry makes a brief appearance as a rather creepy [[spoiler: and murderous]] "customer" of Kitten's.

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* TheCameo: Bryan Ferry makes a brief appearance as a rather creepy [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and murderous]] "customer" of Kitten's.



-->'''Mr. Silky String:''' And just who is this “Phantom Lady”?
-->'''Kitten:''' Well, it’s my mother really. I call her that…to pretend it’s a story…that’s happening to someone else, you see?

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-->'''Mr. Silky String:''' And just who is this “Phantom Lady”?
"Phantom Lady"?
-->'''Kitten:''' Well, it’s it's my mother really. I call her that…to that... to pretend it’s it's a story…that’s story... that's happening to someone else, you see?



* CostumePorn
* CreatorCameo: Patrick [=McCabe=] (the author of the original novel) makes a cameo as “Peepers” Egan, the school-teacher who yells at Kitten for writing a pornographic story.

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* CostumePorn
CostumePorn: Befitting the [[TheSeventies time period]], Kitten and many other characters get nice outfits throughout.
* CreatorCameo: Patrick [=McCabe=] (the author of the original novel) makes a cameo as “Peepers” "Peepers" Egan, the school-teacher who yells at Kitten for writing a pornographic story.



* DoorstopBaby: Kitten was left on Father Liam’s doorstep as a baby, and was sent to live with an [[WickedStepmother unloving foster mother]], Ma Braden.
* DudeLooksLikeALady
* EarnYourHappyEnding
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Or should it be EvenTheGirlsWantHer? Either way, everyone is very confused-and aroused.

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* DoorstopBaby: Kitten was left on Father Liam’s Liam's doorstep as a baby, and was sent to live with an [[WickedStepmother unloving foster mother]], Ma Braden.
* DudeLooksLikeALady
DudeLooksLikeALady: As seen on the pade picture, Cillian Murphy makes for a convincing lady.
* EarnYourHappyEnding
EarnYourHappyEnding: After all the hardships she goes through, Kitten [[spoiler:makes a happy life for herself, and she, Charlie and Charlie's son become a happy family together]].
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Cillian Murphy as Kitten, both in and out of universe. Or should it be EvenTheGirlsWantHer? Either way, everyone is very confused-and confused ''and'' aroused.



* ImprovisedWeapon: When one of Kitten’s “clients” tries to kill her, she defeats him by spraying Chanel no. 5 in his eyes.

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* ImprovisedWeapon: When one of Kitten’s “clients” Kitten's "clients" tries to kill her, she defeats him by [[EyeScream spraying Chanel no. 5 in his eyes]]. It works, and it's justified by the fact that the chemicals in the perfume would hurt if directly sprayed into one's eyes.



* LondonTown: "The biggest city in the world...and it swallowed my mother up."

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* LondonTown: "The biggest city in the world... and it swallowed my mother up."



* MissingMom: The film’s narrative is basically driven by Kitten’s desperate search for the mother who abandoned her.
* [[MrImagination Ms. Imagination]]

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* MissingMom: The film’s film's narrative is basically driven by Kitten’s Kitten's desperate search for the mother who abandoned her.
* [[MrImagination Ms. Imagination]]Imagination]]: Kitten is prone to letting her imagination run wild. It's partially a smokescreen to protect herself from the pains of her life.



* ParentalAbandonment

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* ParentalAbandonmentParentalAbandonment: Both of Kitten's parents.



* ThePollyanna: Kitten, much of the time. Though the mask does slip on a fair few occasions.

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* ThePollyanna: Kitten, much of the time. [[StepfordSmiler Though the mask does slip on a fair few occasions.]]



* SanitySlippage: During the police interrogation scene, Kitten seems to have pretty much lost her mind (understandable, as she’s been beaten to a pulp and not allowed to sleep for days).

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* SanitySlippage: During the police interrogation scene, Kitten seems to have pretty much has all but lost her mind (understandable, as she’s she'd been [[PoliceBrutality beaten to a pulp and not allowed to sleep for days).days]]).



* TooDumbToLive: Kitten at certain moments, though she often has little choice but to wander into life-threatening situations. Still, her sudden decision to throw Billy Hatchett’s guns in the lake was ''obviously'' going to have dire consequences. Then again, she was extremely upset at the time [[spoiler: due to Lawrence’s death]]. Plus, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} she doesn't ever really seem to quite follow the same logic as the rest of the world]].
* UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}}

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* TooDumbToLive: Kitten at certain moments, though she often has little choice but to wander into life-threatening situations. Still, her sudden decision to throw Billy Hatchett’s Hatchet's guns in the lake was ''obviously'' going to have dire consequences. Then again, she was extremely upset at the time [[spoiler: due [[spoiler:due to Lawrence’s death]].Lawrence's death]] and probably wasn't thinking rationally there. Plus, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} she doesn't ever really seem to quite follow the same logic as the rest of the world]].
* UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}}UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}}: Kitten.



* TheUnfavourite: Ma Braden blatantly prefers Kitten’s "sister", Caroline. Possibly because she adheres to conventional gender roles.

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* TheUnfavourite: Ma Braden blatantly prefers Kitten’s Kitten's "sister", Caroline. Possibly because she adheres to conventional gender roles.



* UnsettlingGenderReveal: "Christ, you’re a ''bloke!"''


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* TheUnreveal: InUniverse, Kitten chooses [[spoiler:not to reveal her identity to her mother, who has moved on with her life and had another child]].
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: When the police find a wounded Kitten and see her body under her clothes, one yells, "Christ, you’re you're a ''bloke!"''

''bloke!"''
** Subverted with Bertie, who doesn't take issue with Kitten being transgender.

5th Dec '15 1:05:17 AM Morgenthaler
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15th Aug '15 8:14:11 PM Prfnoff
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* AttractiveBentGender: Cillian Murphy makes a stunningly beautiful girl.
18th May '15 8:56:26 PM Angeldeb82
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The film stars Creator/CillianMurphy as Patrick Braden, a [[{{transsexual}} transgender]] orphan (who prefers to be known as Patricia, or “Kitten”) growing up in rural Ireland near the border with [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland Stroke Country]] in the 1970’s. Ostracised in her home town and obsessed by the secrets surrounding her birth, she heads off to London in search of the mother who abandoned her.

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The film stars Creator/CillianMurphy as Patrick Braden, a [[{{transsexual}} transgender]] UsefulNotes/{{transgender}} orphan (who prefers to be known as Patricia, or “Kitten”) growing up in rural Ireland near the border with [[UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland Stroke Country]] in the 1970’s. Ostracised in her home town and obsessed by the secrets surrounding her birth, she heads off to London in search of the mother who abandoned her.



* CloudCuckooLander: Kitten. She often behaves quite bizarrely and has an extremely unique take on the world, building up an elaborate pseudo-mythology around herself. At times, she seems to genuinely believe she’s living a fairy tale (to the point of full-blown SanitySlippage) but there are moments when she shows real insight into her situation and basically admits that she clings to her fantasies because the truth is too painful:

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* CloudCuckooLander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Kitten. She often behaves quite bizarrely and has an extremely unique take on the world, building up an elaborate pseudo-mythology around herself. At times, she seems to genuinely believe she’s living a fairy tale (to the point of full-blown SanitySlippage) but there are moments when she shows real insight into her situation and basically admits that she clings to her fantasies because the truth is too painful:



* DeadpanSnarker: Charlie. Also Kitten at times, who somehow manages to combine this with elements of TheCutie, the CloudCuckooLander and ThePollyanna.
* DoorstopBaby: Kitten was left on Father Liam’s doorstep as a baby, and was sent to live with an [[WickedStepMother unloving foster mother]], Ma Braden.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Charlie. Also Kitten at times, who somehow manages to combine this with elements of TheCutie, the CloudCuckooLander {{Cloudcuckoolander}} and ThePollyanna.
* DoorstopBaby: Kitten was left on Father Liam’s doorstep as a baby, and was sent to live with an [[WickedStepMother [[WickedStepmother unloving foster mother]], Ma Braden.



* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Charlie travels to London to have an abortion. Kitten accompanies Charlie to the clinic, assuring her that she's making the right decision, fearing the child might end up a "disaster" like [[CloudCuckoolander Kitten]] [[WholesomeCrossdresser herself]]. Charlie decides against it at the last second-[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming turns out she wouldn't mind at all if the child ended up like Kitten]].

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Charlie travels to London to have an abortion. Kitten accompanies Charlie to the clinic, assuring her that she's making the right decision, fearing the child might end up a "disaster" like [[CloudCuckoolander [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Kitten]] [[WholesomeCrossdresser herself]]. Charlie decides against it at the last second-[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming second--[[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments turns out she wouldn't mind at all if the child ended up like Kitten]].



* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Lawrence, the sweet kid with Downs syndrome.]]

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* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Lawrence, the sweet kid with Downs syndrome.Down's Syndrome.]]



* [[MrImagination Ms Imagination]]

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* [[MrImagination Ms Ms. Imagination]]



* TooDumbToLive: Kitten at certain moments, though she often has little choice but to wander into life-threatening situations. Still, her sudden decision to throw Billy Hatchett’s guns in the lake was ''obviously'' going to have dire consequences. Then again, she was extremely upset at the time [[spoiler: due to Lawrence’s death]]. Plus [[CloudCuckooLander she doesn't ever really seem to quite follow the same logic as the rest of the world.]]
* {{Transgender}}
* TrueCompanions: Kitten, Charlie, Erwin, and Lawrence when they were growing up. At the end of the film there's another one consisting of Kitten, Charlie, Charlie's baby and probably [[spoiler: Father Liam]]

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* TooDumbToLive: Kitten at certain moments, though she often has little choice but to wander into life-threatening situations. Still, her sudden decision to throw Billy Hatchett’s guns in the lake was ''obviously'' going to have dire consequences. Then again, she was extremely upset at the time [[spoiler: due to Lawrence’s death]]. Plus [[CloudCuckooLander Plus, [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} she doesn't ever really seem to quite follow the same logic as the rest of the world.]]
world]].
* {{Transgender}}
UsefulNotes/{{Transgender}}
* TrueCompanions: Kitten, Charlie, Erwin, and Lawrence when they were growing up. At the end of the film there's another one consisting of Kitten, Charlie, Charlie's baby and probably [[spoiler: Father Liam]]Liam]].
2nd May '15 1:30:19 PM tropeminer
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'''Breakfast on Pluto''' is a 2005 movie directed by Neil Jordan (''InterviewWithTheVampire'', ''The Crying Game''), adapted from the critically [[FilmOfTheBook acclaimed novel]] by Patrick [=McCabe=].

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'''Breakfast '''''Breakfast on Pluto''' Pluto''''' is a 2005 movie directed by Neil Jordan (''InterviewWithTheVampire'', ''The Crying Game''), adapted from the critically [[FilmOfTheBook acclaimed novel]] by Patrick [=McCabe=].
2nd May '15 1:30:04 PM tropeminer
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''Breakfast On Pluto'' is a 2005 movie directed by Neil Jordan (''InterviewWithTheVampire'', ''The Crying Game''), adapted from the critically [[FilmOfTheBook acclaimed novel]] by Patrick [=McCabe=].

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''Breakfast On Pluto'' '''Breakfast on Pluto''' is a 2005 movie directed by Neil Jordan (''InterviewWithTheVampire'', ''The Crying Game''), adapted from the critically [[FilmOfTheBook acclaimed novel]] by Patrick [=McCabe=].
6th Jan '15 2:00:20 PM sonikkuruzu
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* RandomEventsPlo

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* RandomEventsPloRandomEventsPlot
23rd Dec '14 5:56:42 PM Fireblood
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* BlackComedyRape: The bizarre story Kitten writes for class about her conception.



* RandomEventsPlot
* BlackComedyRape: The bizarre story Kitten writes for class about her conception.

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* RandomEventsPlot
* BlackComedyRape: The bizarre story Kitten writes for class about her conception.
RandomEventsPlo



* UsefulNotes/TheTroubles: Several characters are either IRA members or sympathizers, and Kitten is wrongfully accused of planting a bomb in a bar in order to kill some soldiers on leave.

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* UsefulNotes/TheTroubles: Several characters are either IRA members or sympathizers, and Kitten is wrongfully wrongly accused of planting a bomb in a bar in order to kill some soldiers on leave.
5th Jul '14 10:34:10 PM Fireblood
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* TheDanza: Liam Neeson as "Randy Father Liam". Presumably this was done on purpose, as the character from the novel was actually named Father Bernard.
* DawsonCasting: Cillian Murphy was about thirty when he played the teenage Patrick/Kitten. Admittedly the film spans several years, so the age discrepancy isn’t quite so bad by the end of the movie. Plus he ''looked'' a good deal younger than he was. But he is still only two years younger than the actress who plays his biological mother!
5th Jul '14 10:32:47 PM Fireblood
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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Or should it be EvenTheGirlsWantHer? Either way, everyone is very confused; and aroused.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Charlie travels to London to have an abortion. Kitten accompanies Charlie to the clinic, assuring her that she's making the right decision, fearing the child might end up a "disaster" like [[CloudCuckoolander Kitten]] [[WholesomeCrossdresser herself]]. Charlie decides against it at the last second - [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming turns out she wouldn't mind at all if the child ended up like Kitten]].

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* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Or should it be EvenTheGirlsWantHer? Either way, everyone is very confused; and confused-and aroused.
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Charlie travels to London to have an abortion. Kitten accompanies Charlie to the clinic, assuring her that she's making the right decision, fearing the child might end up a "disaster" like [[CloudCuckoolander Kitten]] [[WholesomeCrossdresser herself]]. Charlie decides against it at the last second - [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming second-[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming turns out she wouldn't mind at all if the child ended up like Kitten]].



* UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland: the first half of the movie takes place just across the border from here. Several characters (Erwin, Billy Hatchet, ThoseTwoBadGuys) are IRA members who seem to be using the place as a safe haven.

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* UsefulNotes/NorthernIreland: the The first half of the movie takes place just across the border from here. Several characters (Erwin, Billy Hatchet, ThoseTwoBadGuys) are IRA members who seem to be using the place as a safe haven.



* PetTheDog: the two police officers who were questioning Kitten seem to grow fond of her, and one of them even finds a job for her at a peep show in order to keep her off the streets.

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* PetTheDog: the The two police officers who were questioning Kitten seem to grow fond of her, and one of them even finds a job for her at a peep show in order to keep her off the streets.



* UsefulNotes/TheTroubles: several characters are either IRA members or sympathizers, and Kitten is wrongfully accused of planting a bomb in a bar in order to kill some soldiers on leave.

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* UsefulNotes/TheTroubles: several Several characters are either IRA members or sympathizers, and Kitten is wrongfully accused of planting a bomb in a bar in order to kill some soldiers on leave.



* TooDumbToLive: Kitten at certain moments, though she often has little choice but to wander into life-threatening situations. Still, her sudden decision to throw Billy Hatchett’s guns in the lake was ''obviously'' going to have dire consequences. Then again, she was extremely upset at the time [[spoiler: due to Lawrence’s death]]. Plus [[CloudCuckooLander she doesn’t ever really seem to quite follow the same logic as the rest of the world.]]

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* TooDumbToLive: Kitten at certain moments, though she often has little choice but to wander into life-threatening situations. Still, her sudden decision to throw Billy Hatchett’s guns in the lake was ''obviously'' going to have dire consequences. Then again, she was extremely upset at the time [[spoiler: due to Lawrence’s death]]. Plus [[CloudCuckooLander she doesn’t doesn't ever really seem to quite follow the same logic as the rest of the world.]]



* TheUnfavourite: Ma Braden blatantly prefers Kitten’s “sister”, Caroline. Possibly because she adheres to conventional gender roles.

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* TheUnfavourite: Ma Braden blatantly prefers Kitten’s “sister”, "sister", Caroline. Possibly because she adheres to conventional gender roles.
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