Breakfast With Scot

Breakfast With Scot (2007)

Directed By: Laurie Lynd

Written By: Sean Reycraft, Based on a Novel By Michael Downing

My Rating: 4/5

When Sam (Ben Shenkman) finds his nephew Scot temporarily in his care, his lover Eric (Tom Cavanagh) has a difficult adjustment on his hands. A former hockey pro and sportscaster, Eric still spends most of his life in the proverbial closet and has clear ideas about masculinity. Scot (Noah Bernett) appears to be flamboyantly gay, and Eric finds this unsettling.

This light and often humorous movie has a lot of heart, and I particularly enjoyed young Noah Bernett’s performance. Scot’s friends include a little “tough guy” who’s been labeled as “stupid” and a socially awkward boy who appears to have Asperger’s. I appreciated what this movie has to say about the labels children carry and how kids are affected by these labels as well as by the difficulty adults have accepting and honoring them for who they are.

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