A trailer for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

19 March 2022

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, trailer, directed by Tom Gormican, seems like it is a movie for movie people, about movie people, by movie people:

A cash-strapped Nicolas Cage agrees to make a paid appearance at a billionaire super fan’s birthday party, but is really an informant for the CIA since the billionaire fan is a drug kingpin and gets cast in a Tarantino movie.

But it is a little more than that. As of the time of writing The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent was enjoying a one-hundred percent rating on film and television review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. It is a rare distinction, and in doing so rubs shoulders with the likes of Three Colors: Red directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski, Singin’ in the Rain from 1952, Slalom, directed by Charlène Favier, and Before Sunrise starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke.

The title’s Metacritic score meanwhile is a slightly more circumspect seventy-eight out of one hundred. A release to look out for nonetheless.

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