My Brother the Pig
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|My Brother the Pig|
|Directed by||Erik Fleming|
|Written by||Matthew Flynn|
|Produced by||Don Reardon|
Alex D. Linz
|Edited by||Scott Conrad|
|Music by||Michael Giacchino|
|Distributed by||Brimstone Entertainment|
Ardustry Home Entertainment
A boy named George is magically transformed into a pig. In a dangerous and crazy adventure, the boy, his sister Kathy, his best friend Freud, and their housekeeper Matilda leave for Mexico to try to undo the witchcraft spell before their parents return from their Paris trip.
While gathering ingredients in order for Matilda's grandmother, Berta, to undo the spell, Kathy grows impatient and after insulting both Matilda and Berta, storms off into town, where she befriends two Mexican girls who speak English and have satellite TV. Meanwhile, Freud accidentally loses George to a butcher. With Kathy and her friends, they try to rescue George, in the process angering the butcher.
They are able to get George to Coyote Mountain, under a full moon phase, where a potion has been prepared to return George back to normal. Unfortunately, the butcher had followed them, just as the ritual had begun. Matilda and Berta dose the butcher with the potion, turning him into a vulture, while George is restored back to normal. They soon return home and act like nothing has happened, except for the fact that George still has a pig's tail.
- Nick Fuoco as George Caldwell
- Dee Bradley Baker as Pig George
- Scarlett Johansson as Kathy Caldwell
- Judge Reinhold as Richard Caldwell
- Romy Windsor as Dee Dee Caldwell
- Eva Mendes as Matilda
- Alex D. Linz as Freud
- Renée Victor as Grandma
- Marco Rodriguez as Edwardo
- Eduardo Garcia as Luis
According to Michael A Schuman, My Brother the Pig was given a brief theatrical run, after which it was "soon forgotten".
The Dove Foundation gave the movie its seal of approval, writing that "The adventure the kids go on with their nanny to save Kathy’s brother George is filled with fun and excitement." Kim R. Holston and Warren Hope reviewed the film, calling it "mildly entertaining but strains credulity".
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- Schuman, Michael A. (2011-01-01). Scarlett Johansson: Hollywood Superstar. Enslow Publishing, LLC. pp. 32–33. ISBN 978-0-7660-3556-0.
- "My Brother the Pig". Dove.org. Retrieved 2022-04-26.
- Holston, Kim R.; Hope, Warren (2021-06-21). Scarlett Johansson: The Life and Films. McFarland. pp. 27–28. ISBN 978-1-4766-7307-3.