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Mr. Pig (2016/First Run DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: D Film: C+

Actor Diego Luna (Rogue One) sits in the Director's Chair for Mr. Pig (2016), which features great performances by Danny Glover and Maya Rudolph and is a character study of a father and his daughter at the end of the man's life. The film starts out with a good bit of energy and then starts to remain as engaging as it progresses. Still, the performances and filmmaking are pretty strong which makes it worth checking out.

When Ambrose (Glover) decides to find his pet pig Howard a new home in Mexico in exchange for a small fortune, he takes to the road in search of living out his days in piece. But when his excessive drinking and love for his pig friend take a toll on him, Ambrose soon finds himself homeless and penniless. When his estranged daughter (Rudolph) finds him in a hotel taking care of his sick pig, she soon starts to look after him as he deteriorates - clearing up the missing bond between the two at the end of his life.

Presented in standard definition with an anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio and a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 track, the film looks and sounds fine for DVD, but as with any such releases that look good this way, could benefit to a 1080p upgrade version. The color palette varies from lush and exterior to the brown earth tones of Mexico, all of which are cinematic and look fine.

No extras or digital copy.

A one timer for this reviewer, I found Mr. Pig to be more drama than comedy and ultimately a bittersweet watch.

- James Lockhart



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