A bullied overweight teenager sees a glimpse of hope when her tormentors are brutally abducted by a mesmerizing stranger.
Rating: 6.689/10 by 220 users
Cerdita - ES
Piggy - GB
Runtime: 01 hour 40 minutes
Plot Keyword: spain, kidnapping, village, bullying, murder, torture, summer, karma, grieving parents, folk horror, abusive father, fat shaming, rural setting, based on short film
FULL SPOILER-FREE REVIEW @ https://www.msbreviews.com/movie-reviews/piggy-spoiler-free-review-sundance-2022 "PIGGY is the right type of film to be one of the last movies in an event such as the Sundance Film Festival. Carlota Pereda takes advantage of the terrific lead performance from Laura Galán, and delivers a shocking, violent, frighteningly grounded story about bullying, fat-shaming, and self-acceptance. Despite taking a more revenge-driven approach, the filmmaker beautifully develops the moral concepts at hand. The romantic subplot doesn't really work, though, and the film would have benefited from a stronger atmosphere. In addition to this, just a couple of impactful dialogues surrounding the main themes would have drastically improved the overall piece. Still, it's definitely a must-watch." Rating: B+