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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (original title)
TV-MA | | Documentary | 17 November 2017 (USA)
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A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).

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Chris Smith
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Self
Danny DeVito ... Self
Milos Forman ... Self
Peter Bonerz ... Self
Paul Giamatti ... Self
Ron Meyer ... Self - President, Universal Studios
George Shapiro ... Self - Andy's Agent
Judd Hirsch ... Self
Carol Kane ... Self
Dotan Bonen Dotan Bonen ... Self
Michael Hausman Michael Hausman ... Self
Bill Corso ... Self
Linda Fields Linda Fields ... Self (as Linda Hill)
Stacey Sher ... Self
Angela Jones ... Self
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A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).

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Between the filming of Carrey's interview & the release of the film on Netflix in 2017, Jim Carrey had a sort of spiritual awakening as mentioned in the closing of the film. Carrey revealed that he saw the world as a facade and a game to be played by people that are determined enough to live out their roles to extremes, like Andy did with his performance attacking the mainstream realm of entertainment at the time. See more »

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Jim Carrey: Where did this character come from? What is the dirt that the pearl is built around? And the pearl is the personality that you build around yourself as a protection against that thought: "If they ever find out that I'm worthless, if they ever find out that I'm not enough, I'll be destroyed".
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Features The Mask (1994) See more »

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I thought it was just okay
19 November 2017 | by Reznik_TSee all my reviews

I was really looking forward to seeing this, because Man on the Moon is amongst my favourite movies of all time (definitely in my Top 20), and I was intrigued by the fact that, as we recently found out, Carrey "stayed in character" throughout the entire production process. I was curious to see how that all turned out. And even though it was interesting to see all the footage, and I could even relate to some of the things Jim said in his interview bits, but in the end there was no point, no message, nothing that we could learn from all of this (other than the fact that shooting Man on the Moon must have been a painful and exhausting experience for everyone involved). All in all, it was an okay documentary, I was never bored, but I expected something more, to be honest. Even possibly something revelatory, as I always thought there was much more to Jim Carrey than just his amazing on-screen talent. And maybe there still is, but this was not the documentary to reveal that to us.


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