When I was watching MAN ON THE MOON, I almost ignored its storytelling. I was amazed by Jim Carrey's performance. At that time, I began to think that I was watching the real Andy Kaufman. Director Milos Forman and Jim Carrey succeed to give such a entertaining biographical drama. I'm sure that Mr. Carrey is the reincarnation of Andy Kaufman. I liked Kaufman's presentation in this movie - that decribed him as a genius
[re-watched some years later] I think the movie gets Kaufman's vibe, and catch us since the beginning. We understand Andy better by watching this, a really nice work on his way of seeing the soft line between reality and television. I wouldn't call Kaufman a comic genius but a visionary.
As much as Jim Carey masterfully embodies Andy Kaufman before our very eyes, the film itself has become somewhat of an embodiment of the man, as well: controversial, misunderstood, but endearing. The film ranks up there with Milos Foreman's other great works, and this is certainly one of Jim Carey's finest performances.