Disco Pigs (2003)




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A friendship between two young people grows into a dangerous obsession in this drama based on the acclaimed stage play by Enda Walsh. Darren (Cillian Murphy) and Sinead (Elaine Cassidy) were born moments apart in the same hospital in a small Irish community. Nicknamed "Pig" and "Runt," Darren and Sinead grew up next door to each other and became inseparable friends while they were still toddlers; at the age of 16, their bond is even stronger than ever. However, Darren and Sinead also have a fondness for making trouble, and over the years Darren has developed a taste for violence; one of his favorite pranks is to have Sinead flirt with a man at the local disco, and then storm up, posing as her jealous boyfriend, and start a fight. Several people in town feel there's something not entirely healthy about Darren and Sinead's relationship, and Sinead's parents are persuaded to send her away to a school in the northern part of Ireland. Darren's attachment to Sinead grows only more intense in her absence, and in time he runs away to find Sinead and bring her back, only to discover she's made a new best friend, Mags (Tara Lynne O'Neill). Disco Pigs was the first feature from Kirsten Sheridan, whose father is veteran filmmaker Jim Sheridan.
Art House & International , Drama
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Eoghan Harris
as Mr. Keane
Geraldine O'Rawe
as Runt's Mom
Eleanor Methven
as Pig's Mom
Brian F. O'Byrne
as Runt's Dad
Charles Bark
as Young Pig
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Critic Reviews for Disco Pigs

All Critics (5)

Is there a point in this somewhere? No clue, honestly. No clue.

February 16, 2003

Deserves to be remembered long after the house lights have gone up.

Full Review… | February 12, 2003
RTÉ (Ireland)

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Full Review… | December 29, 2006
Empire Magazine

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August 18, 2005

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Full Review… | November 12, 2001

Audience Reviews for Disco Pigs

This is a sweet, gritty, low budget, self-destructive, Irish love story. Brilliant performance from a young Cillian Murphy too.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

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This movie was a strange jumble of awkward and "artistic" moments between Cassidy and Murphy, strange plot, and basically no reason. Mainly, I just wanted to know why Runt stuck with Pig so long.

Spencer S.
Spencer S.

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Completely original. I loved the decline of sanity in Cillian Murphy throughout the film, great acting as always. The story is really intense, yet fun. You become so enthralled in the characters that you can't wait to see what happens when their world comes crashing down. It's a romantic tragedy that takes you all the way.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

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