Breakfast With Scot *** Laurie Lynd (Canada)
The low-key relationship of Sam (Tom Cavanagh), a former pro hockey player turned sports broadcaster, and Ed (Ben Shenkman) is turned upside-down—and festooned with feather boas and glitter—when they agree to take care of Ed's unabashedly flamboyant young nephew Scot, played by the absolutely fabulous Noah Bernett. Concerned Scot will suffer teasing at school, Sam attempts to toughen him up in various ways. Subtle explorations of homophobia and social attitudes, wonderful casting, hilarious tight script and good old-fashioned Christmas magic make Lynd's latest a thoroughly enjoyable, new-style family feature.
Jennie Punter Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m. Scotiabank; Sept. 11, 9 a.m., Scotiabank