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 night time 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.
Roger Ebert – “Nicolas Cage is excellent in a strange course of events in which he is not intentionally a freak (his storied cinematic superpower) but is stuck being seen as one. Such an iconic normie needs a star in the role, and Cage is a great fit.” (full review here)
The Guardian – “Dream Scenario is a smart film about the uncanny experience of fame, its self-consciousness and self-alienation, in which celebrity creates a sensation of being wary of and secretly astonished by your own famous persona, similar to the weirded-out feeling any of us could have in running into someone we’d been dreaming about the night before.” (full review here)
The New York Times – “Pondering the downside of notoriety and our willingness to exchange safety for fame, “Dream Scenario” is often funny and frequently surreal.” (full review here)