Cage is fantastic in the film’s stripped-down mood-setting sequences, but he’s also shattering in his occasional heightened asides; a loaded, apocalyptic mid-film monologue is a hypnotic masterclass in control, aided by Sarnoski’s wise decision to let the camera linger on his leading man for the majority of the time. One of Cage’s best justifications for performing less of his characteristic freakouts is seeing him sit in a posh restaurant and wax philosophical on reality, nihilism, and food itself in one astonishingly long sequence, without ever raising his voice. Fans of the patented Nic Cage tantrum, on the other hand, will have one unforgettable moment to savor. IMDB
While Cage and his lost pig steal the show every time they appear, it would be negligent not to include Alex Wolff, who plays Amir, a promising young restaurant seller who buys fine truffles from Robin and so has a financial interest in assisting him in retrieving his pig. Wolff is fantastic as a greasy-slick power-douche who has considerably more to him than his outward appearances imply; a guy with depth and his own well-defined hang-ups who forms an endearing relationship with Robin.