The Baroness and the Pig
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The Baroness and the Pig
A forward-looking woman attempts to teach a primitive child the ways of humanity as her neighbors prefer to remain in the past in this drama from Michael Mackenzie, which he adapted from his own play. In 1888, a wealthy heiress from Philadelphia (Patricia Clarkson) marries a British Baron (Colm Feore) and with him moves to Paris. Since the Baron travels often as he plies his trade as an art dealer, the Baroness finds herself alone at home, without friends or acquaintances. Hoping to attract a circle of intellectually challenging companions, the Baroness takes it upon herself to design a salon,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"How did writer/director Michael Mackenzie manage to mix all the ingredients for an absorbing historic drama -- an A-list cast, lavish set and costume design, a score by Philip Glass and a gorgeous chateau setting -- into a B-grade gothic melodrama?"
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"Michael Mackenzie who directed and wrote the film based on his own play has a real feel for melodrama but not subtlety."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"The falseness at the film's core comes from the uncritical assumption that the present is wiser than the past."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Amateurish details tend to disappear in the face of the superb performances from Clarkson and Feore."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
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