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Old 09-19-23, 08:04 AM
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Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows



From writer/director Kristoffer Borgli and starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows, Dylan Gelula and Dylan Baker. DREAM SCENARIO – Coming Soon.

RELEASE DATE: November 10, 2023
DIRECTOR: Kristoffer Borgli
CAST: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows, Dylan Gelula and Dylan Baker

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.
Reviews from TIFF: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dream_scenario

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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

Well, this is obviously my kind of flick! Can't wait.
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

Looks like another Nic Cage brilliant performance!
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

I pointed out in the other Nic Cage movie thread that “Saban Films” is the kiss of death for any movie. “A24” is the exact opposite. I’ll definitely check this out.

I was getting some Adaptation vibes from that trailer.

I would love to see Cage win another Oscar. It would be a great Hollywood “comeback” story.
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

Are we seeing the beginnings of a Nicholas Cage renaissance? I hope so.
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

Originally Posted by RocShemp
Are we seeing the beginnings of a Nicholas Cage renaissance? I hope so.
Do you live in an alternate timeline where "Pig" and "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" do not exist?
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Old 09-20-23, 05:42 AM
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

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Do you live in an alternate timeline where "Pig" and "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" do not exist?
Cage was on Colbert back in the spring, to promote RENFIELD I think, and was asked to name his five favourite films. PIG was his favourite film that he’d made up to that point, followed by MANDY (couldn’t agree more, despite those who diss it), BRINGING OUT THE DEAD, BAD LIEUTENANT, and JOE. I’m sure he might’ve been spitballing a bit because it was a high-profile talk show gig which he hadn’t seemed to have in quite a while, but he was quick enough with those first two to convince me that they really were his faves.

I thought I saw him quoted somewhere saying DREAM SCENARIO was also now a favorite as well.

Gotta give the guy credit: even some of his paycheque movies turn out to be quite good, or at least surprisingly not awful — just saw WILLY’S WONDERLAND recently and thought he was pretty cool in that. He rarely seems to phone it in, which is probably what kept him on the backburner in the minds of a lot of filmmakers, who are now calling him up pretty regularly.
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

Borgli's first feature, Sick of Myself, is definitely worth checking out. Great satire. Currently on Showtime / Paramount+.
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

Originally Posted by Decker
Do you live in an alternate timeline where "Pig" and "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" do not exist?
Yep. Both fantastic movies and worth checking out. And definitely marked the beginning of the Nic-surgence.
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

Originally Posted by Decker
Do you live in an alternate timeline where "Pig" and "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" do not exist?
Nope. I was thinking of those movies when I made my post. He's starred in a lot of stinkers, yet lately he's been headlining some really good projects. I'm hoping to see this trend continue.
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

Originally Posted by RocShemp
Nope. I was thinking of those movies when I made my post. He's starred in a lot of stinkers, yet lately he's been headlining some really good projects. I'm hoping to see this trend continue.
While he has been in a lot of terrible movies, I always appreciated he gave a Nicolas Cage performance. He didn't sleepwalk through those movies like a lot of his colleagues. At least not those I watched and I watched a lot.
But it's nice to see he's coming back to better scripts and better directed movies.
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

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While he has been in a lot of terrible movies, I always appreciated he gave a Nicolas Cage performance. He didn't sleepwalk through those movies like a lot of his colleagues. At least not those I watched and I watched a lot.
But it's nice to see he's coming back to better scripts and better directed movies.
This certainly mirrors how I feel about Cage and his career path.
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

This looks excellent. Watched the trailer today. Review are strong as well
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

Looks interesting.

One of the local Regal Theaters in my neighborhood will be screening this, so I'll definitely check it out.
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

This opens wide this week.
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

Loved it! There's actually a lot on this film's mind. Interesting character study, for sure. And a fascinating message about GenZ and cancel culture.
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

Between this and Sick of Myself Borgli must really hate modern society.

Great stuff here from Cage.

This is a really good interview with him too: https://uproxx.com/movies/nicolas-ca...itting-movies/
He says that if he had it his way this would've been his last film. He is looking to do a for more films and pivot to TV.
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

What a wacky movie, but it also felt almost too grounded with how people treat things anymore
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

this was really good. i watched for Cage and love his resurgence. this just resonated with me. it was bizarre, freaky, but oh so enjoyable.
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

I was riveted by this. There are a lot of funny parts, but more that is nightmarish, anxiety-inducing, infuriating, and sad. I think this is a great satire, that doesn't sink into being too didactic or simple, because the surface-level story is so well-told. It doesn't tell you its message, it shows you a story and allows you to recognize various truths about human nature and society.

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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

This movie was pretty good, obviously inspired by the This Man meme back in the late 2000's. The people in this movie were insane.
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

Reminded me a bit of Charlie Kaufman. Took a bit getting used to Cage's voice. Can't say I liked any of the characters.
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

This will be on Max starting March 15.

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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

Rented on YouTube for $6. I dug it, one of Cage's better films in recent times. Funny, original, well acted. I wish the ending hadn't been so vague though
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Re: Dream Scenario (2023, D: Borgli) S: Nicolas Cage, Julianne Nicholson, Michael Cera, Tim Meadows

This was prety good and felt sorry for his character and how he was treated.
Spoiler:
Was he real or a AI creation by that mogul who invented that dream machine?



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