An absurd satire that is one of the strangest Hollywood films ever made and features one of the greatest comic performances ever by Nic Cage, the one and only who channels here everyone from Max Schreck in Nosferatu to Tom Cruise to Donald Trump. A nice double feature with Wolf of Wall Street would do well. What a bizarre and wonderful film.
I really don't think this was intended to be a comedy. Take away the outrageous performance from Cage and think about the text the screenwriter wrote...see? Without the crazy performance there's just a strangely misogynistic story about a guy who effortlessly shags women and shouts at his secretary. Cage turns it into a comedy. Just.
I have no idea whether or not I'm supposed to take this movie seriously. It is quite possibly Nicholas Cage's most outrageous role, so either his acting is catastrophically bad in the most hilarious way OR he just did a really great portrayal of someone who is descending into madness and truly believes he's turning into a vampire.
Extraordinary Nicholas Cage performance. It's quite weird, actually, because in newest films he is acting in, he's not even close to this. I mean, this is the only movie where alphabet sounds nothing like boring. I guess it's useful in teaching children alphabet. Maybe more then alphabet songs...
When I was 18, I worked at a video store with a 60 year old dude. He told me to buy this movie. I am forever grateful to him. Shocked I didn't see this movie before then, I instantly usurped it into my go-to collection. I recommend doing a double-feature with American Psycho.