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A Dog's Breakfast
A Dog's Breakfast
Actors: David Hewlett, Kate Hewlett, Paul McGillion, Christopher Judge
Director: David Hewlett
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2007     1hr 28min

If you've never been good at anything in your life, why would murder be any different? A Dog's Breakfast is a head smacking, bone breaking, fiancÚ bashing romp, about a family that just loves themselves to pieces. Patrick ...  more »


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Actors: David Hewlett, Kate Hewlett, Paul McGillion, Christopher Judge
Director: David Hewlett
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: British, Comedy
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 09/18/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2007
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Samantha K. (entilzah) from OSCODA, MI
Reviewed on 6/6/2011...
First I love Stargate SG-1 and Stargate SGA. And you guess it Rodney and Carson are my favorites. I laugh constantly through this movie every time I watch it.

The movie consists of 3 main characters. David's little sister, David and Paul both from stargate sga.

Now to make it more interesting they needed a couple of peeps to play nothing roles. So what do you do well you cast Christopher Judge (hot guy extraordinaire) to play a guy who can't get a date. And Rachel Luttrell as a hot outer space chick make sure to pay attention or you won't see her. Both bored during not shooting Stargate.

I recommend watching the directors commentary its hilarious!!!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Be ready to giggle
P. Rosenberg | Lilburn, GA United States | 07/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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."
Zerocool | UK | 06/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

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 mêlée 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. A Horror does seem to be in the pre-production stages (working title Design of the Dead).

I personally love extremity of character, and Hewlett's performance as the endearing Patrick demonstrated well paced comic timing and relished in the sort of classy but not too crude slapstick that Peter Sellers would have been proud of. Similarly Paul McGillion as Ryan plays well off of Hewlett. Cynics (who have not seen the movie!) may say that their on screen chemistry is already well known and pre-established outside of the film's parameters and that this assumption is a requirement to fully enjoy the film. I would answer by saying that this film dispells the myth that you would to have seen Stargate Atlantis to appreciate 'in jokes'. There simply aren't any. Where would we be if that same argument were levied at anyone 'writing and influenced by what they know'?. Many who have never heard the word Stargate have absolutely loved it.

I also wondered whether one of the more memorable scenes involving THAT dressing gown and McGillion, had been at all influenced by Cary Grant in 'Bringing up Baby';-)?

I hope this is the first rung on the long ladder of Hewlett's directing career with preferably Jane supporting the ladder;-)

yup, the boy done good!"
Great movie!
Shopper | Simi Valley, CA | 06/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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!