It's difficult to parse if middle-aged Jim Carrey is farther along the path to Enlightenment than the rest of us or just in the midst of a crippling depression (or, once again, deep in character for an upcoming role). But this Netflix documentary proves baffling, sad, hilarious, and bizarre - basically everything you wanted "Man on the Moon" to be. Jim is right: this footage should have been the Andy Kaufman biopic.
JIM & ANDY will appeal to many simply by virtue of its inclusion of incredible behind-the-scenes footage from MAN ON THE MOON. Carrey spiritedly latched on to Kaufman's campaign of anarchic self-invention wherein performance rose above and subsumed biography. And we have Carrey now, in legitimate sage mode. You may think he's full of shit (he's sooo not), but you can't argue w/ the ease w/ which he inhabits life.
Jim Carrey's "best ever" after his James Brown's impersonation at the "most meaningless event of the year" (see https://tinyurl.com/y9sf9g9h). The ultimate reenactment by one of the greatest performance artists of the 20th century with a Messiah syndrome. Ninety minutes of pure, unadulterated schizophrenia coupled with an impressive achievement beard. Outstanding stuff.
A fascinating navel gazing reflection by Jim Carrey examining the filming and aftermath of the film 'Man on the Moon' in which he channeled the spirit of Andy Kaufman. Carrey lost himself in the role and between this turn and a later one in 'Eternal Sunshine' he's never really been the same actor since. Using a wealth of material shot on set by others Chris Smith offers up a unique film here.
What an extraordinary achievement, this documentary by Chris Smith. Using one of the best (and most bizarre) performances in cinema’s history as a backdrop, Jim & Andy nurtures questions of identity, freedom, and societal constrictions to form a mosaic of infinite wisdom, ultimately becoming a heartfelt and unforgettable experience.
what a crazy story about a crazy movie about a crazy guy. jim has gone through the existential crisis to end all existential crises. also can't believe how over the top jim went with jerry lawler, considering how andy didn't even go that far