Dog's Breakfast

A Dog's Breakfast

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Cast: David Hewlett, Paul McGillion, Kate Hewlett, Amanda Byram

     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2015
UPC:
0883904323068
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Mgm Mod
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
71,487

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Hewlett Patrick
Paul McGillion Ryan
Kate Hewlett Marilyn
Amanda Byram Elise
Christopher Judge Chris
Michael Lenic Zero
Rachel Luttrell Ratcha
Mars Mars the Dog

Technical Credits
David Hewlett Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Slavica Grkavac Costumes/Costume Designer
John G. Lenic Producer
Jane Loughman Original Story,Producer
James Alfred Menard Cinematographer
Jim Menard Cinematographer
Christine Anne Mooney Costumes/Costume Designer
James Robbins Production Designer
Jason Schneider Editor
Tim Williams Score Composer

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hey there! Just got my movie yesterday (9/20) and watched it last night. David Hewlett (Stargate Atlantis) does an excellent job on his first comedy. Reminds me of something that John Cleese would do. Would have loved to seen in on the big screen! What's next David?
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was excited when i heard about this movie. It took longer than i thought to get to see it, but it was well worth the wait. I recommend this movie to anyone who will listen. The entire time I watched I kept asking what was going to happen next...I say this is a must see comedy.
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