Very creative, sweet, funny, moving, though a bit cliched at times. If you love the Beatles, I think you will enjoy this movie. A good one for a day when you're feeling low and taking your problems too seriously.
By far--and I can say this without hesitation--the best truffle pig kidnapping movie I have seen all year. Top of heap in this highly competitive, overly crowded genre. The acting was superb, particularly that of the pig. The subtle emotional contours displayed in between its artfully articulated grunts and snorts...well, I'm quite sure there was none of this "What is my motivation?" nonsense on his part in the filming of this masterpiece! And the pauses...sublimely played. You know what they say, "The bigger the pig, the longer the pauses." I was also impressed that although the pig could have completely dominated the acting space, it gracefully backed off and let the fabulous Nicholas Cage deliver his phenomenally understated performance. Also impressive was the portrayal of the fascinatingly sinister truffle market in the Portland, Oregon area. I've always wondered about this and the film provided a voyeuristic journey into its sordid, porcine-like underbelly. Who would have thought they would have organized Fight Club type brawls deep in the catacombs of the city! It was all so realistic and believable that after watching it, real life seems like the fantasy, not the film. "Pig" literally brought me to tears.
First 3/4 was very original, engaging, and entertaining. Fell apart at the climax, a lot of senseless violence with few and unsatisfying resolutions of conflicts built up in the plot. To me, it felt like the filmmaker didn't know how to end the story and got sloppy.