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.