Breakfast With Scot Synopsis
Two gay partners (Tom Cavanaugh, Ben Shenkman) become the caretakers of an orphaned boy.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Has a sitcom format, but complex emotions and perceptions keep breaking through the surface in an engaging, thoughtful manner.
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70

Village Voice

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Cavanagh, best known for the TV show "Ed," is terrific--as is young Bernett, who steals the show without hogging it.
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63

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
A crowd-pleasing comedy that makes up for its formulaic, sitcom-ready premise with likable performances and an inviting sense of humor.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
With witty throwaway bits and Cavanagh's fast delivery, "Scot" gets away with a third-act dip into hearts and platitudes. Otherwise, it's...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Deserves sympathetic attention, if only for the family-values specifics loaded into the story, and the way mildmannered stars Ben Shenkman...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
A feel-good tale with undeniably good intentions, this Canadian comedy-drama doesn't really manage to convince on any level.
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50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Bland and timid.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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Why is Breakfast With Scot in theaters instead of set for broadcast on the Lifetime, Hallmark or ABC Family channels?
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is territory previously covered in the French film "Ma Vie en Rose," which took a relatively more sophisticated view of both a child's...
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40

NPR

By Bob Mondello
It would be churlish to parse the logic of the underlying situation too closely when all the filmmakers are really after is a heartwarming...
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Rated PG-13 | For thematic content, some drug material and language