Lisa Schwarzbaum
October 10, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Breakfast With Scot

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
Wide Release Date
10/10/08
performer
Tom Cavanagh, Ben Shenkman, Colin Cunningham
director
Laurie Lynd
distributor
Regent Entertainment
author
Sean Reycraft
genre
Drama

We gave it a C+

It’s hardly the most gracefully made indie on the block — more like a whole season of a sitcom crammed into one feature. But Breakfast With Scot deserves sympathetic attention, if only for the family-values specifics loaded into the story, and the way mildmannered stars Ben Shenkman (Angels in America) and Tom Cavanagh (Ed) embrace their instructional roles: They play a ”straight-style” gay couple (one’s a former hockey pro) who become the temporary guardians of an orphaned 11-year-old boy (Noah Bernett). Bad news for the low-profile duo: The kid’s a natural-born sissy. Good news from the National Hockey League: They like the movie. C+

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