The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent

  • Nicholas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan
  • Tom Gormican
  • April 22nd 2022
A cash-strapped Nicolas Cage agrees to make a paid appearance at a billionaire super fan's birthday party, but is really an informant for the CIA since the billionaire fan is a drug kingpin and gets cast in a Tarantino movie.

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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Verdict: Nicolas Cage is excellent as the fictionalised version of himself but the film doesn't know what to do with him

  • Nicholas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan
  • April 22nd 2022
  • Tom Gormican

Nicolas Cage plays a fictionalised version of Nicolas Cage in Tom Gormican’s meta action-comedy.

Nicolas Cage has been taking on all manner of weird and wonderful roles of late and he’s outdone himself by playing the fictionalised Nicolas Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

In Tom Gormican’s film, the fictional Nicolas Cage has been struggling to find work and hasn’t made a good film for years.

He’s desperate to make a comeback to restore his reputation and fix his money troubles.

Cage is also in the middle of divorcing Olivia (Sharon Horgan), the mother of his daughter Addy (Lily Sheen), who always came second behind his work.

In an attempt to pay off his debts, Cage reluctantly agrees to fly to Mallorca, Spain to hang out with rich superfan Javi (Pedro Pascal), who has paid $1 million for the pleasure of his idol’s company.

But all is not what it seems – Javi is believed to be involved in a kidnapping plot, so Cage is recruited by CIA agents Vivian (Tiffany Haddish) and Martin (Ike Barinholtz)...

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