When we talk about Nicolas Cage, moviegoers think of films like “Leaving Las Vegas” the one that gave him the Oscar, or by bluckbusters like “Con Air”, “Face/Off”, “The Rock”, “City Of Angels”, to name a few, an actor who had his moment of fame that lasted decades, but like everything in life comes that decline that, although it does not take him away from work, it does away from the mass audience, because he has continued to lend his voice to various characters , including Grug in “The Croods”, the world public with his dubbing does not associate him with that film.
Now, he decides to return with a comedy where we will follow the story of actor Nicolas Cage, who is desperate to get a role in a movie and in his personal life he maintains a very tense relationship with his teenage daughter, not to mention that he has many debts.
But it will be these debts that force him to accept a “very special” job, attending the birthday party of a Spanish billionaire who is a fan of his work and who also intends to show him a script he has been working on and she wants him to be the lead.
To put action to the comedy we will have the CIA, who contacts him to inform him that the billionaire is actually a mafia boss who has kidnapped the daughter of a presidential candidate. After this, he is recruited by the United States government to help them obtain information.
We will obviously start with Nicolas Cagewho clearly feels comfortable doing comedy and above all playing a version of himself, will undoubtedly get more than one laugh out of us and we will sympathize with his life.
For fans of “The Mandalorian”, being able to see the face of Peter PascaHe is priceless, the actor shows us his comedic facet, which he performs correctly by bringing Javier to life.
For those of us who love Spanish series, Paco Leon He looks like Lucas Gutiérrez, the billionaire’s cousin, in charge of continuing his uncle’s legacy. Paco has already shown us that comedy is his thing. Who doesn’t remember him as María José in “La Casa de las Flores”, or Emilio in “Toc Toc”, and more recently as Javi in “Besos al Aire”, a very talented actor that we will continue to enjoy his work both in series and in the movies.
A well-chosen cast that includes names like Neil Patrick Harris, Demi Moore, Sharon Horganamong others.
Director Tom Gormican along with Kevin Etten develop this story in an entertaining way that blends comedy, drama and the inevitable action. Funny scenes that do not border on the ridiculous, that one as a spectator enjoys and does not laugh out of embarrassment, something so common lately in movies or on TV.
They begin by showing us the protagonist and what he is experiencing, his personal life so that we empathize or detest, then they introduce the different characters who will naturally make their entrance, presenting their reason for being there. The entertaining thing is how they also mix the suspense where one as a spectator gets nervous or thinks that one thing will happen and it is totally the opposite. I really liked that game that was well nuanced on camera.
An unmissable film for lovers of comedies and these great actors, which deserves to be seen on the big screen due to the spectacular nature of the chosen locations. If you can, don’t let her pass.
Original title: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Director: Tom Gormican
Gender: Action, Comedy, Crime
Duration: 1 hour 47 minutes
With: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, Sharon Horgan, Paco León, Neil Patrick Harris, Lily Mo Sheen, Alessandra Mastronardi
Script: Tom Gormican, Kevin Etten
Music: mark isham
Production: Kristin Burr, Nicolas Cage, Michael Nilon, Kevin Turen
Release date: May 19, 2022
Web: Official website
Distributor: BF Distribution