This past Sunday, while it poured rain all day, I grabbed a blanket, got on the couch and spent the best $6.99 I’ve spent on a movie rental in a long time.
If you’re a Nicolas Cage fan, you’ll really enjoy this movie about him making fun of his “over the top” acting style. If you don’t enjoy the movies of Nick Cage, you won’t appreciate the movie or likely the rest of my piece about it. Nicolas Cage is the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola but doesn’t always agree with his uncle’s style of what makes a good movie.
In this film, an obvious story of fiction, Nick plays himself, actor Nicolas Cage playing a down on his luck actor who’s frustrated with his career and is thinking about quitting acting. He’s divorced, has a daughter that he wants to be closer to and had just lost a role he really wanted. Enter his agent played by Neil Patrick Harris, who tells Nick of a million dollar offer to attend the birthday party of a rich Spanish Olive grower (Pedro Pascal) who has written a screenplay he wants to pitch to Nick. I really don’t want to spoil what happens next so I’ll wrap up by saying that the trailer below speaks for itself and after seeing this movie as a rental, I went back and bought it. It shows refreshingly that Nick Cage doesn’t take himself too seriously.