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The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)

An action comedy tribute to the earnest and eccentric Nicolas Cage

Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama



United States of America
English, Spanish
A-list actors, Action-packed, Funny
Tom Gormican
Alessandra Mastronardi, Björn Freiberg, Caroline Boulton
107 min


rotten tomatoes
Creatively unfulfilled and facing financial ruin, Nick Cage must accept a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a dangerous superfan. Things take a wildly unexpected turn when Cage is recruited by a CIA operative and forced to live up to his own legend, channeling his most iconic and beloved on-screen characters in order to save himself and his loved ones.

Our Take

Isabella Endrinal

Surprisingly heartwarming and enjoyable, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent turns its over-the-top premise into a tribute to the one and only Nicolas Cage. Playing an unfulfilled and broke version of himself, Cage’s next gig is an appearance at eccentric billionaire Javi Gutierrez’s (Pedro Pascal) birthday party. They strike up an instant bond over their love of film. However, the CIA suspects Gutierrez’s involvement in a political kidnapping, forcing Cage to investigate his friend. The film brilliantly employs those 90s-esque action tropes that Cage’s movies are known for – the car chases, the sunglasses, and the eccentric characters. Cage himself fully commits to the premise, but Pedro Pascal adeptly matches his energy with his easy-going charm. Their moments together and their shared love for cinema makes this a great watch.


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