A Dog's Breakfast 2007 PG-13 CC

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Patrick has always had a somewhat combative relationship with his little sister Marilyn. But when she brings hom her new TV star financee, Ryan, it's an all out war!

Starring:
David Hewlett, Kate Hewlett
Runtime:
1 hour 29 minutes

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A Dog's Breakfast

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director David Hewlett
Starring David Hewlett, Kate Hewlett
Supporting actors Kate Hewlett, Paul McGillion, Rachel Luttrell, Michael Lenic, Christopher Judge, Amanda Byram, Cedar, Hombre, Jake, Sam, Johann, Anna, Ripley
Studio MGM
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details

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Anyone who likes a good laugh needs to watch this, even if they don't.
Jack Polgar
I found this to be a really funny movie, I love that it was cast with SG actors as well, they did a great job with this.
Kyle Doede
This is a movie I will most certainly buy, and one that I have been recommending to friends and family.
S. Shearer

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59 of 66 people found the following review helpful By P. Rosenberg on July 3, 2007
Format: DVD
You will be giggling through this whole movie.

David Hewlett has managed to create a film that evokes all the fun about the "old-fashioned" dark comedy. Think "Arsenic and Old Lace" or "A Fish Called Wanda" with a little Peter Sellers and some Fawlty Towers thrown in.

It's a wonderful, family-friendly film about a rather dysfunctional guy who can't even manage to do murder correctly. (The "violence" is all implied, in case you're squeamish like I am.) 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 while in the foreground and background.)

You might recognize all of these actors (and much of the listed crew) from the TV shows Stargate Atlantis and Stargate SG-1. If you're a fan of these shows, you'll really enjoy seeing everyone in a very different role. If you're not a Stargate fan or even a sci-fi geek, no worries. This won't really take you there, except for poking a little fun at their other jobs.

"A Dog's Breakfast" is well worth watching as David Hewlett is sure to be a name to watch in the future.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Zerocool on June 22, 2007
Format: DVD
Being one of the lucky few to see this film at the time of writing, I am excited for everyone who hasn't seen this. I'm happy that at last that you will be able to see this at home soon.

I can safely say that this film surpassed even my expectations (unsurprisingly high) and it did not disappoint. Given that this is David Hewlett's directing debut (no doubt under the watchful gaze of long time Yoda and chum, Vincenzo Natali among others)Hewlett exhibits a creative flair that marks this film out as distinctively his own. Natali et al were not the crutch for this project that I had feared. Newbie Hewlett seems to have successfully navigated what was probably a mÍlée of creative advice well.

David himself does not hide the fact that he has had to beg, borrow and steal resources to get this film made and producer (fiancée) Jane Loughman has done a remarkable job bringing this film to fruition on such a tiny budget. What this man could do given bigger budget doesn't bare thinking about . He does seem to have wet the appetite of (DVD only) distributor MGM who have commissioned a pilot of 'starcrossed' (the spoof sci-fi featured in the film). Lets hope that this relationship continues.

Hewlett demonstrates a witty, style of expression and originality unusual for a first time director. An entertainment focused screenplay, it has no pretensions and does not take itself too seriously. It doesn't make too many demands on the audience but it doesn't require you to leave your brain at the door either, a perfect balance. The film is a real testament to the director's ingenuity and understanding of his medium. I would like to see him in the future try out some different genres.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Shopper on June 25, 2007
Format: Amazon Instant Video
Many more reviews can be found when you look at the DVD version of this film.
A Dog's Breakfast
Basically, it's a hysterical comedy with lots of Python-esque humor. Paul McGillion really shows his range in this one, and of course the Hewlett 'team' (brother David and sister Kate) play well off each other. Looking forward to sharing this one with both friends and kids in my family!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Shearer on June 22, 2007
Format: DVD
I've been lucky enough to see a number of screening of this movie, and am really looking forward to it coming out on DVD. I can honestly say that it is one the funniest movies I've ever seen. The main cast is brilliant, and Kate Hewlett is not only a wonderful actress, she's wickedly funny in her role as Marilyn. This movie is pretty family safe, and we took our children, ages 8 and 13, to see it as well. Both of them laughed through the entire thing, though of course some of the humour went over their heads. For a movie made on a very small, very tight budget, I found it more appealing them some of the resent Hollywood mega-films. This is a movie I will most certainly buy, and one that I have been recommending to friends and family. If you like your comedy with a dark bite to it, then this is the film for you.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful By F. Gregori on June 23, 2007
Format: DVD
It's hard to review a movie like this without giving anything away, and I don't want to write any spoilers. So to start, I recommend everyone tries to see it.

One can already see how hilarious it is by the trailer and the few clips on the show, but let me tell you... it gets even BETTER!!

The acting is great, but if you're a fan of the Stargates, then you already know that. And Kate Hewlett, the female star, has theatrical experience, and I guess good acting is genetic in the Hewlett family. Along with the sense of humor. The sibling rivalry in the movie is great to see, and even funnier knowing that David and Kate actually are brother and sister. I can't even comment on Paul McGillion, 'cause I'd be giving away stuff, but let me pause for a second and giggle madly!! *ROFLMAO* OK, back. The other roles were fairly short, all the actors were great, and I personally hope that we'll get to see "Starcrossed" - the space opera in the movie that is to become a real TV-show soon, so we can see what Paul and Rachel can do in a comedic role (and even if that's not the direction it will take, and even if Paul and Rachel weren't in it, I'd still want to see it. It was so cheesy it was hilarious!!). A special mention goes to Mars, the poster-dog for the movie. Handsome, very natural, and apparently all he asked to do his job was a little doggie biscuit from his friends!

Again, it's hard to say more without giving bits away, and every little clip from the movie is worth watching without knowing what will happen... even though the second time you watch the movie (personal experience), you'll enjoy it even more.
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