The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Hilarious, playful, violent riff on actor Nicolas Cage.

R 2022 107 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 13+
There isn't anything in the this movie that this movie that isn't been heard in a middle school. This is one of the greatest comedies to have been released in the past decade. There been so much thought & heart put into this movie that it oozes, pacing is great! I wasn't bored during this runtime. The movie as some heartfelt moments & important messages that a lot of teenagers & parents can relate too. There's a lot of cursing, likelyhood is that your kid already knows these words & what's the difference between one or two curse words. There is drinking & drug usage.

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Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
4 people found this helpful.
age 15+

Really funny, very enjoyable, but quite profane.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is an action/comedy film starring Nicolas Cage as… himself, well, sort of. Keep in mind, although this site says I’m an adult, I am only 18; therefore my mindset will likely have more in common with teen reviews. The bromance between the lead characters is easily the best part and it is the very reason why this film works as well as it does. It is quite funny and it is consistently fun. Many of Cage’s older work is referenced, but it is not required to enjoy this film. Pedro Pascal’s character, Javi, is a scene stealer and is arguably even funnier than Cage himself! There isn’t any other film like this one! However, the dialogue is plagued with many F-bombs. (Around 50-60 of those are casually dropped) Milder terms are also used frequently. Religious profanities are present, such as GDs and Jesus as an exclamation. (sometimes paired with the F-word) Violence is prevalent in its closing 30 minutes. There are gunfights and stabbings in the action sequences. It is not a huge problem as it is on par with PG-13 levels of severity. Drugs, such as LSD, are consumed by characters which leads to often hilarious results. An entire sequence revolves around it. They face almost no consequences for drug use. The 15+ age rating is more of a suggestion as it really depends on how impressionable one is with drugs and profanity. If there are no concerns regarding that, I’d recommend it. The film is entertaining throughout and it is benefited if one is familiar with Nicolas Cage.

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Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
2 people found this helpful.

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