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[-[[caption-width-right:350:"If I wasn't a transvestite terrorist...would you marry me?"]]-]

->'''Kitten:''' And the other thing about the Phantom Lady was, Bert, she realized, in the city that never sleeps...that all the songs she'd listened to - all the love songs - that they were only songs.
->'''Bertie:''' What's wrong with that?
->'''Kitten:''' Nothing, if you don't believe in them. But she ''did'', you see. She believed in enchanted evenings, and she believed that a small cloud passed overhead and cried down on a flower bed, and she even believed there was breakfast to be had...
->'''Bertie:''' Where?
->'''Kitten:''' On Pluto. The mysterious, icy wastes of Pluto.

'''''Breakfast on Pluto''''' is a 2005 movie directed by Neil Jordan (''Film/InterviewWithTheVampire'', ''The Crying Game''), adapted from the critically [[FilmOfTheBook acclaimed novel]] by Patrick [=McCabe=].

The film stars Creator/CillianMurphy as Patrick Braden, a 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.

Also stars Creator/LiamNeeson, Creator/StephenRea, Creator/RuthNegga and Creator/BrendanGleeson.

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!!This movie contains examples of:

* BerserkButton: John Joe is prone to psychotic outbursts.
* BlackComedyRape: The bizarre story Kitten writes for class about her conception.
* BreakTheCutie: Kitten.
* TheCameo: Bryan Ferry makes a brief appearance as a rather creepy [[spoiler:and murderous]] "customer" of Kitten's.
* {{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:
-->'''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?
-->'''Mr. Silky String:''' Why do you pretend that?
-->'''Kitten:''' Because otherwise I might cry and never stop.
* 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" Egan, the school-teacher who yells at Kitten for writing a pornographic story.
* 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.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: As seen on the pade picture, Cillian Murphy makes for a convincing lady.
* 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'' 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--[[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments turns out she wouldn't mind at all if the child ended up like Kitten]].
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Kitten during her street-walking days.
* ImprovisedWeapon: When one of 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.
** humorously reference later on in a fantasy sequence where secret agent Kitten takes down a hardened IRA cell with her "anti-terrorist spray"
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Lawrence, the sweet kid with Down's Syndrome.]]
* LondonTown: "The biggest city in the world... and it swallowed my mother up."
* MeaningfulEcho: "Robins, would you believe it, Father! Pecking at the cream."
* MissingMom: The film's narrative is basically driven by Kitten's desperate search for the mother who abandoned her.
* [[MrImagination Ms. Imagination]]: Kitten is prone to letting her imagination run wild. It's partially a smokescreen to protect herself from the pains of her life.
* 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.
* ParentalAbandonment: Both of Kitten's parents.
* 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.
* ThePollyanna: Kitten, much of the time. [[StepfordSmiler Though the mask does slip on a fair few occasions.]]
* PornStache: Mr. Silky String.
* RandomEventsPlot
* SanitySlippage: During the police interrogation scene, Kitten has all but lost her mind (understandable, as she'd been [[PoliceBrutality beaten to a pulp and not allowed to sleep for days]]).
* TheSeventies
* UsefulNotes/TheTroubles: Several characters are either IRA members or sympathizers, and Kitten is wrongly accused of planting a bomb in a bar in order to kill some soldiers on leave.
* TitleDrop: Twice.
* 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 Hatchet'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]] 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}}: Kitten.
* 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]].
* TheUnfavourite: Ma Braden blatantly prefers Kitten's "sister", Caroline. Possibly because she adheres to conventional gender roles.
* UnreliableNarrator: Most probably the case.
* 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 a ''bloke!"''
** Subverted with Bertie, who doesn't take issue with Kitten being transgender.


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