Disco Pigs


Disco Pigs Review

I'm gonna fess up: I've got no idea what this movie is supposed to be about.

Revolving around the self-destructive relationship between two Irish lads named Runt (Elaine Cassidy) and Pig (Cillian Murphy), there are flashbacks, voice-overs, dream sequences, and weepy music, as these two morose teens dally about in what I guess passes for a romance.

It's not much of one, something of a Donnie Darko, only without the acting talent, the story line, the soundtrack, or the human-sized rabbit. What that leaves us with is very little, just a wacky bunch of characters hell-bent on violence against one another and society.

Is there a point in this somewhere? No clue, honestly. No clue. I will say the direction is competent and the camerawork is well done, but the urge to say anything else about Disco Pigs is decidedly absent.

Facts and Figures

Run time: 93 mins

In Theaters: Friday 12th October 2001

Distributed by: Vanguard


Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 20%
Fresh: 1 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 6.8 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Runt / Sinead, as Pig / Darren, as Gerry, as Bernie, Geraldine O'Rawe as Eileen