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How to watch The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent starring Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage laughing and sitting next to Pedro Pascal in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent
Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Image credit: Katalin Vermes/Lionsgate)

Nicolas Cage plays Nicolas Cage in the 2022 movie The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, a meta action-comedy that feels right on par with the beloved actor. But what do fans need to do to watch The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent?

The movie received a warm critical reception, including being "Certified Fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes (opens in new tab). What to Watch’s own review of The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent praises Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal’s performances and calls the movie as a whole "absolutely ridiculous, in the best way possible."

Here’s what you need to know on how to watch The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

How to watch The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent in movie theaters

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is currently playing in movie theaters.

To find out when and where to see Nicolas Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent near you, you can check your local movie theaters’ websites or utilize a resource like Fandango (opens in new tab), which offers a full listing of where movies are playing based on your location.

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Is The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent streaming?

No, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is not available for streaming at this time, but fans can no watch the movie at home through on-demand digital platforms.

Massive Talent is now available for digital purchase, with the option to rend the movie on-demand arriving on June 21. 

While we don't know when The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is going to be available for streaming, we do know that at some point it is going to be available for free on The Roku Channel after its first run on the Starz cable network.

The Unbearable Weight on Massive Talent on DVD/Blu-ray?

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is also getting a physical release on 4K/Blu-ray/DVD on June 21. In addition to the movie the physical media is going to include plenty of special features. Here's what you can expect:

  • Deleted scenes with optional commentary from writer/director Tom Gormican and writer/executive producer Kevin Etten
  • "The Mind": meet the filmmakers and learn about the creative decisions behind the movie.
  • "Glimmers of a Bygone Cage": relive Nicolas Cage's journey as an actor and how his career inspired the movie
  • "Everybody Needs a Javi": a feature on why Pedro Pascal was the perfect choice for the Nick Cage superfan Javi
  • "Nick, Nicky and Sergio": a look inside Nicolas Cage's mind and how the movie is a culmination of his career
  • "Second Act Action": go behind the scenes on the stunts and special effects used in the movie
  • "Cages 5 and Up": kids saying lines from your favorite Nicolas Cage movies
  • SXSW Film Festival Q&A featuring cast and filmmakers
  • Audio commentary from Gormican and Etten

What else you need to know about The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Joining Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent are Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris and Ike Barinholtz. In addition to seeing Cage play a heightened version of himself, the movie’s plot revolves around a cash-strapped Cage taking a big pay-day to attend a billionaire super fan’s birthday party. However, after learning the true nature of his biggest fan, Cage is recruited by the CIA to help bring him down.

Watch the trailer for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent below:

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Peaky Blinders, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Saturday Night Live, Only Murders in the Building and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun.