‘Pig’s’ Idea of Portland’s Restaurant Scene Is Mostly Detached From Reality

On July 16, the new Nicolas Cage flick Pig debuted in theaters around the country. The story follows an ex-chef, Robin Feld, as he searches for his missing truffle pig, taken from his rural home in a violent pig-napping. Cage travels across Portland’s various bridges, discusses the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake in nihilistic monologues, and stops at a food cart pod and various restaurants for soft-spoken interrogations. The movie, on paper, looks like a cross between Taken and John Wick with a culinary lens; instead, it lands somewhere between First Cow and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, almost completely nihilistic outside of the pre-portioned amount of caring each

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