In a row house near Washington D.C., two stories of big dreams take place. Floyd and his family have raised a 1000 lbs. pig, determined to turn her into the Redskins’ mascot. A few blocks away, Rico and Scooby, two teenage single fathers and best friends, are scheming up a way to sell their new dog.
Quietly praised in its all too brief festival run, this exceptional documentary moves with the loose feel of a home movie, yet proves to be rigorously composed in its careful articulation of community and friendship. Like the best of recent independent cinema, it’s raw, alive and completely sincere.
Starts off quite interesting, as there are some nice honest moments captured here, however it quickly meanders into a rambling mess. The editing is pretty awful and the sound design and sound editing is also quite bad. The failure is in the filmmakers not being able to figure out what kind of story they want to tell and how to tell it. It becomes a mish-mash of unconnected stories with no real throughline.