Parents' Guide to

Elvis the Pig

By Jennifer Borget, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Sweet film has emotional intensity, positive role models.

Movie NR 2022 70 minutes
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age 5+

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age 5+

The charm of this simple fable makes up for the low production value.

The charm of this simple fable makes up for the low production value. My sensitive five-year-old was captivated by the narrative, and related to the story of a little girl who feels unheard by the older people in her life.

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Though the production value isn't high, Elvis the Pig is an endearing movie that should captivate younger fans of farm animals. Elvis is a talking pig, but he doesn't have many lines; that could be a good thing, though, because his voice doesn't seem to fit the character and can be distracting at times.

Thankfully, the story is simple enough for younger viewers to follow. The central plot focuses on the family and their attachment to Elvis. Mr. Bell (Jackson Berlin), Riley's dad, goes through the most character development in the story. In the beginning, he's obviously struggling as he's trying to make ends meet and provide for his family. The prospect of selling their family farm is weighing on him. It's refreshing to see a character go through real emotions with problems many average families face. Sometimes he snaps at his kids, but it's obvious he feels bad and he comes around to apologize for his behavior, modeling emotional maturity. Mrs. Bell (Sadie Silcock) provides great moral support for the entire family throughout the film. She seems to have the answers everyone is looking for but allows each character to reach that conclusion on their own. Overall, it's a fine choice for young animal lovers.

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