Love is cruel sometimes. Love is addiction. Love is unpredictable. Love is burning to your skin. Love is can't get someone outta your head. Love is nobody else but that someone. What happened if you started to stray away from love?
Darin "Pig" (Cillian Murphy) and Sinead "Runt" (Elaine Cassidy) were born in the same hospital, on the same time, on the same day, and grow up right next door to each other; like twins but different blood. This brings about a very close relationship that almost telepathic. They are also very anti-social and people are afraid of them because they are weird and childish. Eventually, Runt begins to notice guys just as Pig begins to notice Runt. Pig is very protective of Runt and assaults anyone who flirts with her, and decides to make her his again.
The relationship between them are so weird and scary, people are afraid to even to talk to them. But both of them love each other, it's painful to see them separated because when they aren't together, they are lost and don't know what to do with their life. This is proven as Runt's parents decide it would be better if she stopped seeing Pig and send her off to boarding school. Pig is crushed by this and decides to track down Runt in a violent way. The perfect balance of their world begins to shift. Pig's sexual awakening and increasing jealousy begins to threaten the private universe they have spent their lives constructing. Unable to contemplate the loss of Runt, Pig's unpredictable nature spirals out of control in a trail of violence. Instead being sympathetic towards them, I thought they are being idiotic. Why nobody do something about them is beyond me.
The acting is marvelous. Cillian Murphy is down-right chilling as his performance as Pig contemplates the innocence and the anti-social behavior towards his environment. But this movie is not for everyone. The slow-intervention and the conclusion can make you wonder about the whole journey and the point of this movie. The invisible thread between them is stretched to breaking point, the inseparable are about to separate, and which one will survive depends on which one can break free, which made me squirm in pain because I knew right from the start that this tale won't last. I'm not gonna give you any spoiler, just give you some thought about what kind of movie you are gonna see. This is an Irish film, so the Irish-accent is so thick, I found it very hard to understand what they're saying. Only with subtitles I could understand. Overall, it's a bit depressing film but interesting nonetheless.
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