1,000 Cillian Murphy Movies
The Cinemobession has returned after a short tea break.
In order of how I feel like doing it & not in order of magnificentnesss we have the 7th movie!
“She believed in enchanted evenings, and she believed that a small cloud passed overhead and cried down on a flower bed…”
#7 Breakfast on Pluto
Bit of the Story-[[A priest has an affair, a baby is born and abandoned, then taken in by a grouchy, cold foster Mom. That baby is Patrick and goes by Kitten & she really is a Kitten. She leaves Ireland for London, England in search of her long-lost birth mother, romancing, disgusting or winning over various characters along the way]]-
“Sand” performed by Gavin Friday and Cillian Murphy from the Breakfast on Pluto soundtrack
*kind of spoiler-y*Kitten suffered through such shit and pain just looking for love without knowing what it was. That idea is heartbreaking but Kitten’s hopeful fantasy kept me hopeful even when she was at what’d be rock bottom for any ordinary person. I just wanted to protect her and invite her to stay in a safe, cozy spot in my house forever if she wanted to.
“If I wasn’t a transvestite terrorist, would you marry me?”
I’m sure my Breakfast on Pluto description sounds like a downer but the movie is warm and funny too. Scrap funny actually, it’s hysterical. Though the lows are low Kitten seems to bounce back higher every time she’s kicked to the ground. She’s vivacious making me want to watch more. One aspect I liked was that the humor wasn’t at Kitten’s expense. The movie is beautiful, dark and whimsical all at once.
Quick note: I’m not sure how the trans community felt about a cis heterosexual man playing Kitten, the character or the book. I loved the movie but wouldn’t know if it’s considered offensive in the way Jared Leto’s performance in Dallas Buyer’s Club was to so many transgender people. Just wanted to add that thought.
Have you seen Breakfast on Pluto or read the Patrick McCabe book? If you’re familiar with Neil Jordan’s movies nothing in this one will shock you quite like that one movie that one time (YOU KNOW) but there’s no twist needed here, just a lovely Kitten.