Nicolas Cage’s The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is one of the most distinctive theatrical experiences you’ll have this year, which is putting it mildly.
Nick Cage, an unemployed actor plagued by the ghost of his younger, more successful self, gets drawn into a cat-and-mouse sting operation that ultimately involves the feds, a drug kingpin, and his estranged wife and child. It’s crazy and based on the early feedback it sounds fantastic.
In one of the strangest scenes you’ll ever see, the two versions of Cage play tonsil tennis in one of the most strange sections in an insanely entertaining film, which is intentionally intended to be as amusing as it is unpleasant. In a recent interview with Empire, co-writer and director Tom Gormican revealed that it was the lead actor’s idea.
“That was actually just a peck on the cheek, as scripted. Nic came in and was like, ‘I think I would really like to French-kiss myself.’”
Gormican’s collaborator, Kevin Etten, was equally taken aback by the revelation of what he was about to witness..
“I was like, ‘Oh, my god, yes. Please.’ Never in a million years would I have gone there in my head. But it was such a great idea. It was so funny.”
The eagerly anticipated release of The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, which is the current best-rated entry in Nicolas Cage‘s filmography, has fans excited. It certainly delivers; the good news is that it’s a great movie.
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