Pig ★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

This one hit me deep but I don’t have a lot of words to say why or how. It left me with the feeling that life was a little more precious than before.

Pig commits to food. More movies should be willing to do something as audacious as making the big showdown a meal, lovingly prepared. There are thought-provoking themes on both the culinary world and living true to your spark, whatever that may be.

Occasionally, Pig wanders into a bland directorial style I’ll call “artful indie” but manages to rise above with the strength of its writing, the performances, and its wise instinct to focus the camera on human experiences, like watching someone’s expression change slowly as they come to realize something profound. There’s also plenty of quiet, which I always appreciate.

Long live Nicolas Cage. Long live food. Long live the movies.