I am a fan of both Jim Carrey and Andy Kaufman, so this was an essential watch.
This is a documentary about the making of the Jim Carrey film “Man on the Moon”, and also about Andy Kaufman. Sitting in a studio, sporting a full beard, Jim is interviewed about the film and comments on previously unseen footage that is shown throughout the documentary.
Jim actually went into full Method acting throughout the making of the film, between shots he was either Andy Kaufman or Tony Clifton, the whole time. I thought he took it a bit too far as he was really getting on people’s nerves at times, and really pissed Jerry Lawler off. In reality Andy Kaufman and Jerry Lawler were friends and were both in on the joke as far as the wrestling goes. Jim though treated his relationship on set with Lawler the same as the one we saw in the famous David Letterman appearance. Then again, perhaps the behind the scenes footage was also staged, and the behind the scenes of the behind the scenes will show a normal Jim Carrey.
But, apart from the Jim Carrey histrionics it was an interesting look into the minds of Andy Kaufman and Jim Carrey.
Jim hasn’t really made a funny film for quite some time now, and it appears he has no major film coming up.
Date watched: November 23rd
Film count 2017: 132