Dream Scenario(2023)Movie Review


I’ve always been a fan of Nic Cage movies, but this one is definitely an exception. The first half of ‘Dream Scenario (2023)’ is actually really good, mainly because it’s so funny. It’s honestly hilarious at times, probably one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a long time. The plot is very interesting, although it becomes less captivating as the story progresses. Thankfully, there are some funny scenes that make up for the declining concept.

To some extent, this film can be seen as a satirical criticism of social media fame and cancel culture, although that’s not the main theme. The main theme is the growing paranoia, both from Prof Matthews and the world in general. Maybe it’s a movie that showcases the decline of family values with the rise of social media in today’s modern households?

Dream Scenario(2023) details

Dream Scenario(2023)Movie Review

Director:Kristoffer Borgli
Writer:Kristoffer Borgli
Stars:Lily Bird、Nicolas Cage、Julianne Nicholson
Release date:November 22, 2023 (United States)
Country of origin:United States
Also known as:Dream Scenario
Filming locations:Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Production companies:A24、Square Peg、Wildling Pictures
Running time:100 min.

Dream Scenario(2023) storyline

Nicolas Cage stars as Paul Matthews, a bored family man and respected professor who specializes in evolutionary biology and is constantly worried about being unknown. One day, he makes a startling discovery: he is appearing in other people’s dreams at an alarming rate. In these dreams, he doesn’t do anything extraordinary or intrusive; he simply stands there, looking disinterestedly at the dreams and nightmares of strangers. Surprisingly, he becomes an overnight sensation and finally receives the attention he has always craved. However, when Paul encounters a dreamer whose visions of him are significantly different from the others, he is faced with a dilemma. His dream versions of himself inexplicably turn violent within their own subconscious minds, and he must confront the consequences of his newfound fame, which resemble a deal with the devil.

Dream Scenario(2023) top cast

  • Lily Bird(Sophie Matthews)
  • Nicolas Cage(Paul Matthews)
  • Julianne Nicholson(Janet Matthews)
  • Jessica Clement(Hannah Matthews)
  • Star Slade(Greta)
  • David Klein(Andy)
  • Kaleb Horn(Miles)
  • Liz Adjei(Avery)
  • Paula Boudreau(Sheila)
  • Marnie McPhail(Claire)
  • Noah Lamanna(Jessie)
  • Tim Meadows(Brett)
  • Dylan Baker(Richard)
  • Maev Beaty(Naomi)
  • Marc Coppola(Sidney)
  • Krista Bridges(Carlota)
  • Conrad Coates(Dinner Guest #1)
  • Marnie Brunton(Dinner Guest #2)


Author:Gladys Walcott

My name is Gladys T. Walcott, and I’m a passionate fan of movies and TV shows. I enjoy writing reviews about films and TV shows, and I love to share my thoughts and opinions with others. I’m always open to discussions and feedback, so feel free to leave a comment and start a conversation with me.


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