Spoiler-Free Review of “Pig” on Hulu: Unique and Effective Storytelling

**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**

“I’m looking for a pig…”

Pig originally premiered on July 16th 2021 and is now currently available to stream on Hulu. The film stars Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff and Adam Arkin.

After his beloved pig is stolen from his home out in the wilderness, a truffle hunter attempts to track down his pig in Portland.

Here is the trailer:

Pig tells a compelling story in a unique way, focusing more on the quiet moments to explore tragedy and grief without hitting us over the head with what it wants to say. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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A performance worth talking about…

I’ve seen Nicolas Cage in a lot of great films and this role was very different and unique. His performance was so believable and real even when he wasn’t saying anything at all. He immediately drew you in and when moments of true emotion were expressed, I was so completely moved by what I witnessed.

Sheer perfection…

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A moving story that truly makes an impact.

This film was different than anything I have ever watched. I can’t even make a comparison to something else because it’s one of those films you just have to experience for yourself. The journey may seem strange at times, but it is worth it and it does a great job of connecting you to characters without making its themes too obvious.

The film recognizes that the audience is right there along with them for the emotional journey and allows us to make our conclusions about things.

The Cons:

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The trailer is misleading…

Even when I turned this film on, Hulu described it as a thriller drama. When I first watched the trailer a few months back, it almost gave off a horror vibe and I didn’t really know what to expect from this movie. That’s not necessarily a con because I still enjoyed what I watched and was pleasantly surprised by it, but some viewers may be slightly confused when they actually get to the core of this movie because it is very different and perhaps there isn’t even really a trailer to explain what makes this movie actually tick.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

If you are looking for something truly unique and different to watch, you’re in the right place.

This was such a compelling and consuming watch!

Nicolas Cage is beyond incredible and I am so emotionally changed by what I witnessed.

This is a movie that really sticks with you long after it’s over. It wasn’t what I expected, but it managed to tell a story in such an interesting way and I highly recommend it.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Pig in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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