The Baroness and the Pig
The Baroness and the Pig (2002)

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… More

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Genre: Drama
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

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?

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Mark R. Leeper
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Michael Mackenzie who directed and wrote the film based on his own play has a real feel for melodrama but not subtlety.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The falseness at the film's core comes from the uncritical assumption that the present is wiser than the past.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

Amateurish details tend to disappear in the face of the superb performances from Clarkson and Feore.

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