Pig ★★★★½

Despite many people I trust telling me how amazing this is, I avoided Pig because I thought it would be one of those needlessly sad movies, and I couldn’t have been more wrong. 

Pig is a sad movie don’t get me wrong, but it’s also incredibly heartfelt and moving, this isn’t a movie aimed at making a you depressed. 

This is the best Nicolas Cage has been in 20 years and I don’t think that’s a particularly hot take. There’s a depth to his performance that I honestly didn’t know he was capable of. The simmering grief in his performance is one of the best things I’ve seen all year, to the point that this might be my favorite male performance of the year. 

I also think this is the best movie about food maybe ever? I loved all the food scenes and the way this film explores what food means and how far removed we often are from what we eat. 

I don’t know, I thought this was going to be a bit of a meme movie, then I thought this was going to be hopelessly depressing, and in the end it turned out to be one of the most beautiful movies of the year. The final scene and the final song really stuck with me, and I’ve been thinking about this movies for days.