The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This excellent comedy is fun, action-filled and very humorous, especially for fans of actor Nicolas Cage. This great comedy is a very nice surprise for movie-lovers.


When actor Nick Cage accepts a $1 million offer to attend the party of a superfan, Javi, he begins working on a new project with him. Soon later, he is recruited by a CIA operative on an unexpected mission to save himself and his loved ones from a dangerous criminal.

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Movie details

Director: Tom Gormican
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Sharon Horgan, Tiffany Haddish, Ike Barinholtz
Writer: Tom Gormican, Kevin Etten
Release Date (Australia): 21 April 2022
Runtime: 107 minutes/1h 47m
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

The film contains thematic elements such as crude humour, kidnapping, corruption and scenes featuring sense of threat.

Violence (M)

The film contains scenes in which people are shot and stabbed, accompanied by minor blood detail.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains use of the word “f**k”, as well as use of the words “s**t”, “bitch”, “**shole” and “d**k”.

Drug Use (M)

The film features scenes of drug use, including people smoking marijuana and scenes in which characters are under the influence of LSD. There are also verbal drug references.

Sex (M)

The film features several crude sexual references including use of the word “f**k” in a sexual context.

mpaa rating

R (for language throughout, some sexual references, drug use and violence)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent surprisingly has a delightful amount of riotous jokes, excessively fun action and CIA mission sequences, excellent characters and splendid movie references. Without a doubt, this hilarious comedy starring Nicolas Cage as Nick Cage is made for movie-lovers, and anyone who loves the entertaining actor is in for a real treaty blast.

This Nicolas Cage movie centres on the his fictional self accepting $1 million dollars to attend the party of a superfan named Javi, but he is caught up by the CIA who ask him to help them with their mission that targets Javi. With how the plot runs, there’s an introduction to the story’s main theme, followed by the most charming kind of friendship a film could depict and the really fun action’s reserved for the last half hour. This is a story and a film about friendship and movies with a very nice result.

Fans of Nicolas Cage will absolutely love seeing him in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, because he’s playing himself and he’s just acting like the always-fun version of himself. He’s constantly entertaining and his performance, the unexpectedly brilliant Pedro Pascal and the tone of this movie are not meant to be serious at all, although there’s still a light-hearted message that comes out the other end.

No matter what, cinephiles, moviegoers or anybody who just loves movies should 100% see The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Since Nicolas Cage is starring as himself, there’s frequent and often hilarious references to his previous movies and acting career, but there’s still references to other movies and it actually makes some outstanding points around the topic of movies. Because of all that, this movie is nothing other than a surprise, and apart than people who enjoy watching movies, it could certainly be recommended to everyone, unless some have a problem with crude language.

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