Disco Pigs is a movie based on a play written by Enda Walsh. In 1996, Cillian Murphy played as Daren or ‘Pig’ and Eileen Walsh played as Sinead or ‘Runt’. The play was going to be played for 2 weeks but ended up touring around Ireland and Britain. The play was only played by Murphy and Walsh.
In 2001, Kirsten Sheridan, adapted the play into movie with the same title and the same actor, Cillian Murphy but changed Walsh into Elaine Cassidy as Runt.
Daren and Sinead were born almost at the same time and they also lived next door. Being born at the same time made them closer than anyone else. They had strong relationship and completely ignoring other people. Sinead called Daren as PIG and Daren called Sinead as RUNT.
Pig is an emotional person and he often did bad things just for the fun of it. Runt was always their as his sidekick. Days before their 17th birthday, Pig realized that he had feeling for Runt, a feeling that was more than just friendship.
The school thought that their relationship is not healthy and therefore they must be separated. Runt was transferred to another school far from their town. Pig can not even imagine living in the world without Runt. He went searching for her…but their reunion brought so much tragedy between them.
It is a very unusual love story. In a certain way, it was so sweet, especially when they held their hand together through their room and when they ran away together. But on the other hand, it was quite creepy to see Pig who’s claiming that she is his as he is her and he can’t live (literally) without her.
What amazed me in this movie is Cillian’s accent. It was amazingly difficult to comprehend and yet he speaks it so naturally. He is very convincing as a cocky and annoying young boy. But in spite of that I can’t say that I like the movie, I can only rate this movie as a 2 stars movie, which means it was okay.
I’m so curious about the play tho…Can you imagine a play with only 2 people on it.