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A Dog's Breakfast

Film written and directed by David Hewlett

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ONE OF THE BEST INDEPENDENT FILMS EVER

  • Dec 30, 2010
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A DOG'S BREAKFEST

I am a huge fan of David Hewlett who you may know as Dr. Rodney McKay' from the shows Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, as well as the film "Cube". So with that said I was really happy to hear a while back he was making his directorial debut with a film he also wrote, "A Dog's Breakfast". Unfortunately I was never able to catch a screening any were but I knew that the DVD would be coming eventually and I would catch it then. So of course when it came out I was finally able to buy it, don't know why I waited so long to recommend it.

Patrick [Hewlett] is kind of a weird guy he lives alone in the house his parents owned and he wakes up every morning and separates his cereal [a fruit loops type] into separate bowls by color. He has a dog named Mars [played by a dog named Mars] and that is pretty much it, oh and his sister [Kate Hewlett] is coming to visit him. He actually looks forward to this occasion and even wants to prank her when she gets there. When he is getting ready to do this he notices a guy stalking her so he rushes to help her, turns out it is her boyfriend [Paul McGillion] trying to scare her as well.

This throws him off a lot especially because he is not a people person and also this is some dude with his sister. So as time plays out he is kinda trying to get used to the fact this guy is in his house, but it is not working out to well. One day when he is outside he hears a conversation in which her boyfriend is plotting to kill his sister. So the rest of the film is based on him trying to kill the boyfriend before his sister gets the axe.

This is not your typical film because it is full of an off sense of humor; I think it is hilarious personally. The script by star/director David Hewlett and Jane Loughman is excellent and very funny. Hewlett does a great job in his directorial debut as he keeps things moving and every thing feels very fresh and original. Hewlett is excellent as Patrick and gives one of the best performances ever. His sister Kate [Stargate Atlantis] who plays his sister is excellent as well and is surprisingly evil at times [you'll see]. Paul McGillion [also from Stargate Atlantis] is down right brilliant as TV actor boyfriend Ryan, colt and also as female detective, Detective Morse. He is an excellent actor and I hope he is in Hewlett's next film; he is hilarious especially as the cop. Christopher Judge who you may know as Teal'c from Stargate SG-1 is also hilarious as Chris in this film, the interaction between him and David Hewlett is masterful. Rachel Luttrell from Stargate Atlantis and Amanda Byram who plays the boyfriends sister are also great in this. But the show stealer could possibly be Mars the dog who plays Mars the dog.

This is a very odd yet very funny film that may not be for every one, if you like off the wall comedy then this is for you. Every one in this film did a marvelous job as did the crew for this film. The special features are great with behind the scenes and such but it is the commentary that is the best thing in the bonus features. I recommend this movie to any and every one, buy this don't rent.

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December 31, 2010
Oh wow, what a plot!
February 19, 2011
It is a great indy flick
 
December 30, 2010
Now this one I think I can get behind! I saw this one in the used pile and I didn't know it was that good.
February 19, 2011
I loved this film
 
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This is a very odd yet very funny film that may not be for every one, if you like off the wall comedy then this is for you. Every one in this film did a marvelous job as did the crew for this film. The special features are great with behind the scenes and such but it is the commentary that is the best thing in the bonus features. I recommend this movie to any and every one, buy this don't rent.
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