Pig is a gorgeous film. It’s gorgeously shot, written, and acted, containing one of Nicolas Cage’s most intimate performances in years. While there’s a lot to be read into Pig: as a critique of capitalism, as a meditation on skill and passion, or as a fun food-porn movie, in the end, Nicolas Cage is just trying to find his kidnapped pig. The movie never lets you forget that beneath all the politics and culture delved into in the film that it is, at its heart, a sweet story about a lonely man trying to find his beloved pet. Cage’s exquisite performance gives that sensitivity and empathy a powerful force, further supporting his modern acting legend.
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