Thursday, April 27, 2006
Breakfast On Pluto
Neil Jordan continues his gender bending streak..."Crying Game", Mona Lisa" and now "Breakfast on Pluto". At once a kinder and gentler "Hedwig and the Angry Inch", "Pluto" contains a subtext-background really-of dark terrorist violence.
The setting is early '70's Ireland, with bombings and hippies and talking birds--
Well, you get part of the picture. With Jordan at the helm you can be assured a thoughtful, entertaining piece. Nice to see Stephen Rea, fresh off his role as the heavy in "V for Vendetta", reprising his "Crying Game" role with a new maturation that is as fresh as the love he feels.
Cillian Murphy is astounding, leaving no doubt that he was borne for mod times..