Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Chuck Wilson
    70
    Cavanagh, best known for the TV show "Ed," is terrific--as is young Bernett, who steals the show without hogging it.
  2. Has a sitcom format, but complex emotions and perceptions keep breaking through the surface in an engaging, thoughtful manner.
  3. 63
    A crowd-pleasing comedy that makes up for its formulaic, sitcom-ready premise with likable performances and an inviting sense of humor.
  4. With witty throwaway bits and Cavanagh's fast delivery, "Scot" gets away with a third-act dip into hearts and platitudes. Otherwise, it's refreshingly snarky and quick.
  5. Deserves sympathetic attention, if only for the family-values specifics loaded into the story, and the way mildmannered stars Ben Shenkman (Angels in America) and Tom Cavanagh (Ed) embrace their instructional roles.
  6. A feel-good tale with undeniably good intentions, this Canadian comedy-drama doesn't really manage to convince on any level.
  7. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    50
    Why is Breakfast With Scot in theaters instead of set for broadcast on the Lifetime, Hallmark or ABC Family channels?
  8. 50
    This is territory previously covered in the French film "Ma Vie en Rose," which took a relatively more sophisticated view of both a child's self-expression and adults' discomfort over it.
  9. For its courage to address a ticklish subject with warmhearted humor, Breakfast With Scot, adapted from a novel by Michael Downing, deserves a light round of applause.
  10. Reviewed by: Bob Mondello
    40
    It would be churlish to parse the logic of the underlying situation too closely when all the filmmakers are really after is a heartwarming little object lesson in tolerance.
  11. Reviewed by: Jay Weissberg
    40
    Suffused with the bargain-basement blandness of an Afterschool Special, Breakfast with Scot is the kind of gay-themed pic that won't ruffle the feathers of a granny in Manitoba, though it's bound to make more discerning auds groan.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Feb 25, 2013
    10
    A gentle and playful comedy,the acting is solid,in addition to the main about Scot, the love scenes of two men is very romantic and simpleA gentle and playful comedy,the acting is solid,in addition to the main about Scot, the love scenes of two men is very romantic and simple .The kiss scene at the end of the movie from two dads is one scene worth the wait. Full Review »
  2. Sep 4, 2010
    10
    Watch this with full knowledge that it's not going to thrill, and it will provide pure pleasure in the character of Scot. Fresh, human,Watch this with full knowledge that it's not going to thrill, and it will provide pure pleasure in the character of Scot. Fresh, human, flawed, lovable, young actor Noah Bernett delivers a gem of a performance in a challenging role. Full Review »