HOME PAGE
Movie Videos
Films by Year
Films by Director
Films by Actor
Films by Actress
Films by Alphabet
Film Characters
Film Franchises

TOP 100 MOVIES in 2001!


2013 MOVIES
2012 MOVIES
2011 MOVIES
2010 MOVIES
2009 MOVIES
2008 MOVIES
2007 MOVIES
2006 MOVIES
2005 MOVIES
2004 MOVIES
2003 MOVIES
2002 MOVIES
2001 MOVIES
2000 MOVIES
1999 MOVIES
1998 MOVIES
1997 MOVIES
1996 MOVIES
1995 MOVIES
1994 MOVIES
1993 MOVIES
1992 MOVIES
1991 MOVIES
1990 MOVIES
1989 MOVIES
1988 MOVIES
1987 MOVIES
1986 MOVIES
1985 MOVIES
1984 MOVIES
1983 MOVIES
1982 MOVIES
1981 MOVIES
1980 MOVIES
1979 MOVIES
1978 MOVIES
1977 MOVIES
1976 MOVIES
1975 MOVIES
1974 MOVIES
1973 MOVIES
1972 MOVIES
1971 MOVIES
1970 MOVIES
1969 MOVIES
1968 MOVIES
1967 MOVIES
1966 MOVIES
1965 MOVIES
1964 MOVIES
1963 MOVIES
1962 MOVIES
1961 MOVIES
1960 MOVIES
1959 MOVIES
1958 MOVIES
1957 MOVIES
1956 MOVIES
1955 MOVIES
1954 MOVIES
1953 MOVIES
1952 MOVIES
1951 MOVIES
1950 MOVIES
1949 MOVIES
1948 MOVIES
1947 MOVIES
1946 MOVIES
1945 MOVIES
1944 MOVIES
1943 MOVIES
1942 MOVIES
1941 MOVIES
1940 MOVIES
1939 MOVIES
1938 MOVIES
1937 MOVIES
1936 MOVIES
1935 MOVIES
1934 MOVIES
1933 MOVIES
1932 MOVIES
1931 MOVIES
1930 MOVIES
1929 MOVIES
1928 MOVIES
1927 MOVIES
1926 MOVIES
1925 MOVIES
1924 MOVIES
1923 MOVIES
1922 MOVIES
1921 MOVIES
1920 MOVIES
1919 MOVIES
1918 MOVIES
1917 MOVIES
1916 MOVIES
1915 MOVIES
1914 MOVIES
1913 MOVIES
1912 MOVIES
1911 MOVIES
1910 MOVIES

Subscribe To This Site
XML RSS
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines
 

DISCO PIGS, 2001
Movie Reviews!

Search 1,000 of MOVIES
CLICK and WATCH MOVIES ONLINE!
SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your SCREENPLAY
Voted #1 screenplay contest in the world!
2001 MOVIE BESTTOP 100 MOVIES from 2001


See the LIST
TOP 100TOP 100 LISTS WEBSITE
Best of photos, movies, sex and everything else!
2013 MOVIES2013 MOVIES
See all of 2013 films!
 MOVIES YEAR BY YEAR

See and watch films 1900 to present!
WATCH VIDEO MOVIE REVIEW:

DISCO PIGS MOVIE POSTER
DISCO PIGS, 2001
Movie Reviews

Directed by Kirsten Sheridan
Starring: Elaine Cassidy, Cillian Murphy
Review by Conor Duffy



SYNOPSIS:

Darin and Sinead have been friends since birth, giving each other the nicknames of “Pig” and “Runt” and constructing an imaginary world together. But as they near adulthood concerned parents and teachers consider separating the two, sending Pig on a violent downward spiral as Runt’s eyes are opened to the possibility of a world without him.

CLICK HERE and watch 2009 MOVIES FOR FREE!

REVIEW:

The debut feature length film by director Kirsten Sheridan, daughter of Jim, is an adaptation of Enda Walsh’s play of the same name. A dark coming of age tale, it focuses on a pair of social misfits who call each other Pig (Murphy) and Runt (Cassidy.) Born on the same day and growing up in houses next door to each other, they develop a powerful bond, going so far as to break a hole in the wall between their homes so they can sleep holding hands.

At first this seems like a rather common tale, of two young people who don’t fit in anywhere except with each other. But this is no quirky indie comedy about how a relationship changes as people grow older. To everyone else, the bond between Pig and Runt is clearly a dangerous one. They push each other on to cause mischief, but these acts reveal far more than they might imagine - one such occasion, a catalyst of sorts, is when a teacher shows their parents a class picture defaced by the teenage pair. She mentions that, when asked to write about what they wanted to be when they left school, Pig answered “King” and Runt answered “Queen.” So separated are they by the rest of the world that they have little time for its general morals and etiquette; it does not take a doctor to see the psychological ramifications of such behaviour.

But changes are afoot. Both Pig and Runt are nearing adulthood, and this drastic change affects them in different ways. In Pig there seems to be a desire to latch onto the past, an incredibly strong disdain for the new, compounded by his emerging sexual desires. Runt, however, appears more accepting of change; while authorities consider Pig a lost cause, she may have a chance. When the pair are finally separated, the effects couldn’t be more different: Runt begins to develop new relationships and accept a world outside of her head; Pig reacts with violence and travels across the country to find her.

Cillian Murphy had appeared in a number of films before this, but it was Disco Pigs that really showed him to be a name to watch. His performance has a roughness and a rawness that suit’s the character of Pig. His body language and facial expression reveal a violent and psychologically damaged person hiding behind a thin veneer of strange jollity. It’s a remarkable performance, compelling us to sympathise with an individual clearly in a lot of pain. This was Elaine Cassidy’s second film of 2001, having played Lydia, the mute maid, in The Others. But it is as Runt that she is able to showcase her wonderful ability as an actress. It is a shame that her career has not yet seen her move onto bigger films; her work here as Runt is at times humorous, haunting and genuinely moving. As Pig and Runt head towards a final, inevitable, terrible climax, her character’s internal battle is easily conveyed in Cassidy’s soulful eyes.

Kirstan Sheridan’s direction is workmanlike but adequate. Having cut her teeth on short films, she has a knack for directing the film’s funnier moments and utilises some astonishing sequences, such as the opening scene in which we watch Sinead being born and her very first meeting with fellow newborn Darin. The screenplay from Enda Walsh, based on his own play, features some wonderful moments of interaction between the two main characters, as well as their dealings with others. Pig and Runt speak to each other in strangely constructed sentences. The moment when their dreamlike worldview comes crashing headlong into reality is shocking and ultimately moving.

Darin and Sinead, Pig and Runt, have enough realism about them to make their story sadly plausible. Disco Pigs does an admirable job of showing us the great love that can exist between two people utterly devoted to each other, and the dangers of that love overshadowing everything else in their lives.

SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your SCREENPLAY
Voted #1 screenplay contest in the world!
NEW MOVIE REVIEWSNEW MOVIE REVIEWS
Read Today's POSTED REVIEWS
MOVIE KILLSEE 1000s of PICTURES
Best of photos, images and pics
MOVIE YEARMOVIES YEAR BY YEAR
Pages from 1900 to present


Disco Pigs


footer for Disco Pigs page