Breakfast with Scot---- movie.

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So today after going to see Horton Hears a Who (which was very well done) at going grocery shopping i had to return a movie to blockbuster. While there i decided to rent a couple movies. I rented Martin Child (which is good saw it in theatres.... haven't watched it yet tonight) and Breakfast with Scot. I just finished. I had meant to see it in theatres and never did (http://www.oasisjournals.com/2007/11/breakfast-with-scot).
It's basically about an ex-NHL star(Eric) and his boyfriend/husband type(Sam) getting the boyfriend's brother's (Billy) ex-girlfriend's kid after she over dosed on drugs. The kid (Scot). Billy is suppose to come pick up Scot because Scot was left to him but Billy isn't the responsible or reliable type.
Scot is a very feminine acting little boy. He's an over exageration of the gay male stereotype- girly clothes, drama queen, emotional, likes figure skating etc.
Eric is in the closet big time. He's now a T.V sports journalist and hates being called gay because according to him he's gay but not gay.
Through Scot and Eric's relationship there are twists and turns and over all it helps Eric and Scot to be okay with being who they are.
I was a little dissapointed with this movie. It was a gay movie- there's no doubt about it however, I felt like they were trying to sell it mainly to the a straight audience which sure there tends to be more of but it just didn't work for me. Also between Eric and Sam there was no chemistry at all!!!! Sure Eric is closeted mostly and Sam doesn't like that he can't put his arm around him but there could still be some kind of chemistry.
The two only kissed once and that kiss was the worst kiss I've ever seen. I felt like I was watching two 12 year olds trying to kiss for the first time.
Overall I liked the movie and I'd watch it again but i felt like it could have been better.
I was told last time I wrote about this movie that there was a book and a play. I think I may check out the book next if I can manage to get my hands on it.. See how it compares.