Pig ★★★★½

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

This review may contain spoilers.

When it’s revealed that Nicholas Cage used to willingly get his ass kicked in a fight club for elite restaurant workers, I realized we were entering another plane of existence. Somehow both very weird and very low stakes at the same time.

All the emotional stuff in this worked on me HARD. This is begging to be John Wick But With Pig, but instead of going on a rampage, Cage’s character meets everyone with what I can only describe as steely-eyed, furious empathy. He has lost so much himself, so rather than beat someone to death with a truffle fork or whatever, he gets to the root of their feelings and tries to relate to them. But not with fake, Dr. Drew bullshit; with pity bordering on hatred, like he’s pissed that all these people he has to deal with are so blind to their own unhappiness. I truly don’t think I’ve ever seen a character like this before, and I really really thought it worked.

Probably not everyone’s cup of tea, but I would suck this down scalding hot without the slightest regard to my Throat Health. I think this catchphrase is gonna be my “Two Thumbs Up.”

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