14A. Dir: Tom Gormican, US, 2022, 107 min. Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish.
“The most fun you’ve had at a movie in years…The meta-comedy sees the fictional movie star Nick Cage working with the CIA to solve a political kidnapping by the Spanish mafia, all while having a cinephile bromance with a mega-fan played by Pedro Pascal… there’s something for everyone in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent… Toggling between Hollywood insider comedy to spy thriller to bromance, at times it feels like the movie is threading the world’s most ridiculous needle. What begins as a highbrow episode of Entourage quickly turns into a hilarious spy spoof grounded by a genuine friendship love story between adult men. It works not only because Cage and Pascal are truly brilliant together, but because the movie conjures a world that, however ridiculous, makes its own rules and follows them.” —Jude Dry, Indiewire