There are basically two movies at war with each other in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.
The first is a meta-conceptual examination of the career of Nicolas Cage, an actor whose work is always interesting even if the movies he has starred in recently tend, more often than not, not to be. (This is The Nicolas Cage Paradox.) Cage plays “Nick Cage,” the actor from The Rock and TheCroods 2, and Nick, like Nic, is broke, burdened by debt, flustered by insinuations that he works too much, and arguing with an imaginary, younger version of himself about whether he is an “actor” or a “movie star.”
The second movie is a fairly straightforward mid-budget studio-funded action-comedy, one in which Cage travels to Mallorca to attend a birthday party for international drug lord Javi...Full review >>