Directed by Diego Luna
On a mission to sell his last remaining prize hog and reunite with old friends, an aging farmer abandons his foreclosed farm and journeys to Mexico. After smuggling in the hog, his estranged daughter shows up, forcing them to face their past and embark on an adventurous road trip together.
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★★★½ review by Starr ☆ on Letterboxd
super character-driven story paired with some beautiful cinematography. seems to drag in a few places but i loved it anyways. also i would die for diego luna, just throwing that out there
★★★★ review by julianne on Letterboxd
diego luna's fifth directorial feature, mr. pig, is filled with so much heart and authenticity that it completely surprised my expectations. diego's co-written screenplay/story about family paired with beautiful cinematography that emphasizes the real beauty of mexico made this so transcendent. rudolph and glover's performances were so genuine and heartbreaking and their characters' story really connected with me profoundly. this film has given me even more reason to support luna as it really shows his pride for mexico and his value towards meaningful storytelling
★★★★ review by PauliJC on Letterboxd
A pretty tragic story actually. This is the first Diego Luna directed film I've seen and I think he has some interesting things to say. Especially about the subject on how animals are treated and cared for.
I've always liked Danny Glover as an actor and he was really good in this one. The care he has for his best friend, the pig Howard, was very nice and heartfelt. That is what really made the movie. The fact that he wants Howard to have a nice home was a sweet gesture and I really cared for the bond they had.
The locations are good and the plot is simple and straightforward. It's a road movie too and I really like that genre. There's something very genuine and relate-able about them. The movie surprised me and I never thought I would care so much for a man and his pig on a road trip. I didn't want anything bad to happen to them.
★★★★ review by Sheryl (Archive) on Letterboxd
damn it all to hell, this sort of introspective, character-centric film is what i live for
★★★★½ review by Mum on Letterboxd
Road trips, family issues, pigs ( a pig)....I loved this movie! It had me from the beginning. The last scene is so poignant and sweet.
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