Nicholas Cage gives a great performance in this weird black comedy/fantasy/horror film which is occasionally funny and often surreal.
It comments on cancel culture, how instant fame can turn ugly, and the disposable nature of celebrity.
Paul Matthews (Cage) is a mild-mannered and rather boring biology professor, married to Janet (Julianne Nicholson).
They have two children and have a pleasant life until he becomes an overnight internet celebrity appearing in millions of stranger’s dreams, which turn to nightmares.
The film opened to “generally favourable reviews”. It is the third feature film directed and written by Norwegian Kristoffer Borgli (Sick of Myself).
I found it unpredictable and bizarre – and difficult to know whether scenes were real or dreamt.
But then I’m a person who could not watch Everything Everywhere all at Once, which won Best picture at the Academy Awards in 2023!
Showing at Luna Leederville and Luna SX from 1 January.
Watch the trailer…