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Breakfast with Curtis2012

  • 4.1
  • passes the bechdel test
Syd, an eccentric bookseller with delusions of grandeur fueled by red wine, caused a rift five years ago between the freewheeling bohemian residents of his house and the family next door. Over the course of a balmy summer, he now tries to draft the boy next door to make videos for his online book business. Introverted young Curtis is reluctant at first, but soon gets drawn in by Syd's creative fervor. Their unlikely bond dissolves bad blood between their households, replacing old grudges and repressed secrets with new camaraderie and fresh possibility. The transformative power of forgiveness sparks Curtis's first seminal summer and a season of change for all.

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Awesomely funny. The editing was fantastic as well. one of the first movies I've really liked on Fandor.

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Awesomely funny. The editing was fantastic as well. one of the first movies I've really liked on Fandor.

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wish they were my neighbours

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A mellifluous repartee and daily summer soirees with fruit vodka infusions, champagne cocktails ... beautiful New Orleans interiors, puns and wit, lush green floral gardens. (Except then there was snow in the end, so I don't know where this was). I concluded the adults were so boring because they drank too much, but Curtis eventually figures out what's going on, and comes into his own. I would've much rather just been there, than watch...

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Facinating story of a totally unorthadox group of friends, family and neighbors in a totally off-beat neighborhood. Characters are so real it seems like a doccumentry. Just a wonderful "trip" with totally free spirits and the growth of a painfully shy young man. Great fun!

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A funny and relaxing movie. The neighborhood where the story is happening is very nice, the photography captures that well and and helps build the story. The characters are very interesting.

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an easy movie that you can sit down and relax with . Interesting, quirky characters.

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Laura Colella's film moves along like effortless cinematic magic. A well told story inhabited with perfectly cast actors. Aside from the fact that it is very entertaining, "Breakfast With Curtis" only looks simple. This is a meticulously well made film. I'm only sad that it has taken me so long to "discover" it.

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maybe a 5 _really super cool & funny_i wasn't to sure in the beginning it was just odd so i kept watching everyone is a joy_specially Curtis & it's all so trippy _i'm ready to hop into this summer & have a blast_visual love

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The new America...people living simple, appreciative lives. Fun, funny, delightful.

full disclosure; i probably didn't watch half this movie. it was too indie for me. like, if an indie movie hooked up with another indie movie and they had a baby indie movie, this would be that movie. the cast is uneven and a lot of the dialogue and performances seem more suited for the stage than film. and, honestly, i just didn't care what happened to anyone. still, the characters are kind of engaging and the film has a lushly cluttered look to it that i like. so personally i'd have a hard time recommending this but it's got a 78/64 rating on rotten tomatoes so, what do i know?

Tenderhearted, and quirky with a very good choice of soundtracks, gorgeous summer garden...and the antics which remind me of carefree days. Enjoyable characters.

I wish there were more films in this genre: quirky. And each character fully drawn. I used to live with people like this in my hippy days and miss that familial time.

Would really give it 3 1/2 stars, but unable to.

A feet up, relaxing, enjoyable, funny movie almost reminescent of a 30's screwball comedy.

Loved it!

Unexpected excellence! Multi-generation hippos! After all, it may be the best chance we have........... They even gave cast credits to the cats (and had a Master of Reality).

What an unexpected surprise. A real delight of an independent film with heart and humor and fantastic performances. There's nothing earth-shattering going on here, but the small day-to-day interactions and relationships of the housemates and neighbors was interesting and fun. I recommend watching it, at least once.

Hilarious film. Cast is sublime. You will be glad you watched. Nothing happens. It's just a whole lot of fun.