As good as it’s to see Cage again in his zone, it additionally begs the query, what took him so lengthy? In line with an interview with the Los Angeles Times (by way of Indiewire), Cage has been asking the identical query:
“I have been scratching my head slightly bit as to why Hollywood wasn’t providing me comedies anymore … I had accomplished ‘Elevating Arizona’ and ‘Honeymoon in Vegas’ and ‘It May Occur to You’ and ‘Moonstruck.’ I used to be simply form of like, ‘The place did that choice go?’ I feel this film will assist with that.”
The place did that go? It is clear that Cage has the comedic chops, he steals scenes within the aforementioned “Raising Arizona” and “Moonstruck,” and if you have not seen “Valley Woman,” one in every of his first movies, you are in for a bizarre hasn’t-entirely-aged-well deal with with that one. Enjoyable reality, for a very long time my telephone background was a nonetheless of Cage from “Valley Woman,” and strangers would generally ask me if it was an image of my boyfriend. I want!
If “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” is Cage’s official re-entry into the world of comedy, I’ve one extremely particular and possibly unlikely request … May he as soon as extra (with feeling) workforce up with Cher for “Moonstruck: 2 Moon 2 Struck” or “Moonstruck 2: Night time Fever” or “Moonstruck 2: Moon Stricken” or one thing? I am dying to see him pop on that picket hand, throw on a white tank prime, and carry Cher round his bakery like a sack of flour, and I really feel deeply in my bones that I’m not alone. It is time to give the individuals what they need.