The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Byr Tom Gormican

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release: 2022-04-22
  • Rate: R
  • Lenght: 1h 46min
  • Director: Tom Gormican
  • Producer: Saturn Films
  • Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 19.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 5.99
From 359 Certification


In this wildly entertaining, action-packed comedy, Oscar® winner* Nicolas Cage plays…Nick Cage! Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, the fictionalized version of Cage accepts a million-dollar offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan (Pedro Pascal). Things take an unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative (Tiffany Haddish) and he must use his legendary acting skills, channeling his most iconic and beloved characters to become a real-life action hero. *1995, Actor in a Leading Role, Leaving Las Vegas. Oscar® is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.



  • Mehhh… it was ok.

    By snarplaya
    The best part was when they took some LSD and drove into town. Everything else was pretty boring and uneventful. Something about CIA and drug lords or something. The plot was nothing we haven’t seen a billion times already. I couldn’t finish it. I bet Nicolas Cage really likes this movie. It’s an homage to his entire life as an actor and how it affects his personal life. But who else really cares?
  • Absolutely a breath of fresh air

    By mvperalta
    This film was sooooooo enjoyable. Hilarious. Great story. Great character chemistry. A true modern day classic. Loved it. Will def watch again.
  • A lot of fun -

    By MortySilver
    Loved this, nic cage is back. A testament to his willingness to experiment.
  • I Enjoy Cage and Pascal—quota for F-Bombs?

    I don’t understand the ridiculous compulsion these days to include so many F-bombs. It’s like each main actor wanted to outdo the next for the number of times they were able to use the word. Absolute Idiocracy of writers; what is the appeal writers? Maybe invest in a thesaurus to find better ways to articulate an idea. If it didn’t have a decent story, I would have given it one-star.
  • Had its moments

    By OliverDreitzler
    Glad I did not see this in the theater, it did have its funny moments but it was for sure not a normal Cage movie. Bought this movie but probably will not be one I watch multiple times.
  • Typical Nick Cage

    By JungJedi74
    Good film, fun and entertaining.
  • Cage’s best film

    By vacant speed
    The acting is superb, the story is tight and takes you thru all of the emotions. Beautiful setting, great music, very tastefully done. Nicolas Cage deserves an award IMO for this film. When comparing this movie to others in the last decade you can see it sets itself apart. Great film, well directed, a pure comedic joy!!
  • High Hpoes

    By Twalk Mr
    I saw the previews thought it was going to be a great movie. Found myself fast forwarding through the movie. Too much of this to be that to be anything. Huge dissapointment.
  • Great film

    By Not impressedddd
    So much fun to watch
  • Not That He Went Anywhere

    By GameKing Reviews
    It’s good to see a Nick Cage come back movie, not that he went anywhere. … yea, let’s face it, actors like Nicholas Cage and Bruce Willis, former big A-listers, have been proving lately, that Hollywood is as unforgiving as the American voter. In this mid and post pandemic world, “block buster” has taken on a whole new meaning. The most honest line in this movie is when Nick Cage says that unless one makes a Marvel or Star Wars movie, it can be very hard to draw a crowd (or something to that effect). So True!… I digress. This movie was a welcome surprise. Pedro Pascal and Nicholas Cage onscreen chemistry/bromance(???) was exceptional from the introduction. The film manages to showcase what super star Nicholas Cage once was, while simultaneously minimizing (and perhaps even explaining) the horrible movies he has made over the last several years. It’s important to remember the film is purely fictional, though may not feel it, and thus somehow offers the viewer a fabricated explanation of the cinema swill Cage has been cast in. The film is entertaining, with enough action and humor to keep the viewer engaged. Every moment Pascal and Cage share the screen, is pure gold, and the scenes involving their LSD trip, and shoe-swapping, still manage to bring boisterous laughs. The plot is a bit unclear in the intro, but quickly takes shape, and while the film will certainly not draw the crowd of a Marvel or Star Wars movie, it’s also not meant to. It’s a worthwhile movie with a strong main cast, excluding Lily Sheen of course, (further proof that Hollywood still prefers semi famous parents in place of talent). The supporting cast is good as well, and it’s nice to see Sharon Horgan again since her exceptional performance in the Prime Original series ‘Catastrophe’. As always, Tiffany Haddish is over the top and once again seems out of place in yet another of her movies, but other supporting actors like Neil Patrick Harris, more than make up for Haddish’s inadequacy. The film is for anyone remembering the era in which the mere mention of Nicholas Cage in a movie meant blockbuster! It’s also for anyone thinking that Cage is passed his prime, for Pedro Pascal fans (who isn’t?), and for anyone wanting a solid piece of cinematic entertainment rather than the continual plotless eye candy being dumped on us from Hollywood these days. Well worth a $20 purchase if you don’t take it too seriously. Enjoy.