rgj.com – Written by Forrest Hartman
Fans of “The Crying Game” will find writer-director Neil Jordan in familiar territory with “Breakfast on Pluto,” a meandering tale about a lonely transvestite in search of his family.
As with “The Crying Game,” themes of sexuality and identity are blended into an Irish backdrop marred by violence between the Irish Republican Army, the British military and other political sects. Despite a similar setup, the tone of the two films is different. While “The Crying Game” was dark and heavy on drama, “Pluto” is something of a lark.