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A Dog's Breakfast [DVD] [2007]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

    Synopsis


    A Dog's Breakfast
    In this offbeat comedy - a U.S./Canadian co-production - Patrick (David Hewlett) is an eccentric and socially inept man who lives alone in his parents' rural Washington state house with just his pet dog, Mars, for company. One of the few members of his family who shows much concern for him is his sister Marilyn (Kate Hewlett, David's real life sibling), and he's delighted when she stops by to pay a visit - a little too delighted, as he feels extremely possessive of her on an almost unhealthy level. Marilyn works as a make-up artist on a science fiction television series, and accompanying her is her fiance, the genial actor Ryan (Paul McGillion) -- a cast member on the same series. Despite Ryan's attempts to get off on good footing, Patrick immediately starts scheming and plotting the young man's murder, but he botches the majority of attempts and frequently only succeeds in injuring himself. When Ryan accidentally dies, Patrick realizes that Marilyn will inevitably blame him for it and read the death as deliberate. He buries the body and cooks up some phony reasons for Ryan's disappearance; problem is, the corpse mysteriously keeps getting exhumed - or does it? It isn't quite clear if what is happening is actually happening or if Patrick is merely hallucinating. Leading man David Hewlett made his directorial debut with A Dog's Breakfast, in addition to writing the film's screenplay. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • David Hewlett
      David Hewlett - Patrick
    • Paul McGillion
      Paul McGillion - Ryan
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      Kate Hewlett - Marilyn
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      Amanda Byram - Elise
    • Christopher Judge
      Christopher Judge - Chris



    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      First Class first film

      Posted
      Sarblythe

      I have been anxiously anticipating the DVD release of this film for some time and I was not disappointed. I laughed and grinned through the entire film. It is an excellent dark comedy, with elements of slapstick sprinkled generously throughout. At times reminiscent of another great black comedy, Hitchcock's "The Trouble with Harry." All of the performances are top-notch, with Kate Hewlett as a particular stand-out. The interplay between brother and sister Patrick and Marilyn, portrayed by real-life siblings David and Kate Hewlett, was both hilarious and heart-warming- very true to life. Many of the films best moments occur between these two characters. The premise, while not entirely new or unpredictable, was well-presented. The film could have benefited from a longer, stronger resolution, the end coming hot on the heels of the reveal leaving the viewer without any sense of closure. All in all, A Dog's Breakfast is a first class first effort. I'm am looking forward to more films written and directed by David Hewlett, and hope that the success of this film will lead to larger future releases.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Funny & Engaging

      Posted
      Reona

      Although A Dog’s Breakfast is obviously an independent movie, it is an independent movie of quality. David Hewlett out does himself by both writing the hilarious script and starring as the peculiar Patrick, who gets himself into quite the pickle. His sister, Kate Hewlett, and his co-star from Stargate: Atlantis Paul McGillion both appear in this movie and the relationship between the trio comes through in the seamless interaction between them. Each person brings their own quirks to the set and what comes out is a funny and engaging romp through a comedy of errors and a situation that is more than it seems. It’s well worth checking out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Absolutely Hilarious!

      Posted
      Emerald01

      David Hewlett's debut as a director in this feature film is also a perfect venue for his comedic skill as an actor. The script is fun, with a sharp appreciation for dark humour without taking itself seriously as a dark comedy. The acting is perfectly timed, and the on-screen chemistry is charming. The film gives a nod to those who are fans of one of David Hewlett's most well-known roles, as well as that of cast-mate Paul McGillion. Kate Hewlett is sheer delight as the sister of David's neurotic character. This one gets funnier each time I watch it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Movie!!

      Posted
      mamakarina

      If you haven't seen this movie yet, you need to! I was giggling through the whole movie. It's a wonderful, family-friendly film about a rather dysfunctional guy who can't even manage to do murder correctly. It not only features a great performance from David himself, but you also throw in his real-life sister Kate Hewlett and his friend Paul McGillion and you get a whole lot of fun. (Look for David's dog Mars to steal several scenes.) "A Dog's Breakfast" is well worth watching and David Hewlett is definitely a name to watch in the future.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A funny move, great for Stargate Atlantis fans

      Posted
      TheXym
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      This movie was quite funny, and featured David Hewlitt, Dr. Rodney McKay of Stargate Atlantis along with several other cast members. Even if you aren't an Atlantis fan, you will get a kick out of this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Loved!

      Posted
      PLoker

      I loved A Dog's Breakfest and think that anyone who coes accross this review and haven't seen the movie should buy it... NOW, come on... buy it... Awesome movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Dogs Breafast Stargate

      Posted
      ctristar

      Its great to see David in another role after seeing him in the Stargate series. Funny and quirky

      I would recommend this to a friend


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