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Pigs (2007/Sex Teen Comedy/THINKFilm)


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



With films like Superbad around, the really, super awful teen sex comedies look all the worse and Karl Opellino’s Pigs (2007) is such a film, whose failures are more obvious than many in the cycle and saddest of all, a little more effort could have actually made more of this work.


A group of guys are too busy keeping score with the women they are trying to make it with and so bored with the situation that one bets the other he cannot make it with 26 women who have the 26 different letters of the alphabet.  At least they know how to spell.


The rest of the film is about this goal and making certain there are enough proper records of it to win from keeping score of the scores.  Unfortunately, even with a dumb idea, this could have been much funnier if the director knew how to direct, knew comic timing, made the few funny lines work better so the audience would actually laugh and do this with some energy.  Instead, everyone looks bored, like they arte reading from a script and despite some pretty women cast, their characters are so badly underdeveloped that we do not learn enough about them to make this the least bit realistic.


Running 85 minutes, there is so much more that could have been done in that time and oh, are the would-be hit songs that nobody ever heard pathetic.  This epitomizes the main problem in its endless attempt to be hip instead of telling a story about real characters.  That adds up to a big missed opportunity and offers many examples on how not to make this kind of story.


The anamorphically enhanced 2.35 X 1 image originates on digital High Definition video and looks it, with poor detail and a slight haziness throughout beyond the stylized look of the flashback.  The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix tries to spread out the low budget sound, but to little avail.  When the bad songs fill the speakers best, you know you are in trouble.  Extras include bonus scenes, bloopers, making of featurette, unrated auditions, two more featurettes and a cast/crew audio commentary with odd results.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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