More a creative collaboration than a simple page-to-screen adaptation, Neil Jordan's finest film since THE COMPANY OF WOLVES takes the irrepressible hero (or is it heroine?) of Patrick McCabe's uproarious 1998 novel on a series of picaresque misadventures, many of which Jordan and McCabe have written specifically for the screen. Left on a church doorstep...read more
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.