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A strange teenager becomes obsessed with a man who has a dangerous past in this independent drama. Fannie (Savannah Haske) is a slow-witted young woman living with her father (Robert John Burke) on a small farm in upstate New York. Fannie's only friends are her pet pig and an elderly woman who she tends to after a fashion, but Fannie wants to have a boyfriend, and often writes clumsy songs about the subject that she performs for the benefit of her cassette recorder. Nile (Dean Wareham) is a second-rate rock musician with a drug habit who moves in next door to the old woman; Fannie is… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Crudely shot and edited, the film is most notable for the strong performances by its two leads."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"A monotonous female coming-of-age story about a simpleminded teenager in upstate New York who becomes infatuated with a Ratso-like drifter."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Remember when independent filmmakers made movies about people who actually exist?"
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"A movie refreshingly lacking in social graces, Piggie uses the transparency of video to x-ray the psyches of characters obsessed with the essence of things."
‑ Joshua Land, Village Voice
"Piggie director Alison Bagnall, who co-wrote Vincent Gallo's Buffalo 66, proves that you don't need a big budget to make a dynamite film."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
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