Nicolas Cage Calls ‘Dream Scenario’ A Masterpiece In New Promo

Having just enjoyed Kristoffer Borgli’s Dream Scenario while attending Middleburg, I can personally say that it’s one of those movies that was made only for Nicolas Cage. It simply wouldn’t have the same impact with a different actor. In it, he plays an ordinary, sorta boring professor who becomes an instant celebrity when he starts appearing in other people’s dreams.

And now you can watch Cage, in his oversized jean jacket, call the film a “masterpiece” in this new promo released by A24. They might have a hit on their hands. And frankly, I predict it’ll be better received than The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent which also took advantage of Cage’s public persona.

Here’s the synopsis: Hapless family man Paul Matthews (Nicolas Cage) finds his life turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. But when his nighttime appearances take a nightmarish turn, Paul is forced to navigate his newfound stardom, in this wickedly entertaining comedy from writer-director Kristoffer Borgli (Sick of Myself) and producer Ari Aster.

Dream Scenario opens in theaters on November 10th.


Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.