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Old 10-19-17, 11:20 AM
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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond -- Netflix -- Carrey/Kaufman doc

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - With a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton



In 1999, Jim Carrey portrayed his idol Andy Kaufman in “Man on the Moon.” For twenty years, the behind-the-scenes footage has been withheld…until now. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - With a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton premieres November 17th, only on Netflix.
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Old 10-19-17, 11:41 AM
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I pretty much hate Jim Carrey but I loved him in this role. It'll be something I'll definitely watch.
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I pretty much hate Jim Carrey but I loved him in this role. It'll be something I'll definitely watch.
I’m the exact opposite, I love Carrey but hate his Kaufman schtick.

Of course I hate Kaufman’s schtick in general so that might have something to do with it...
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Up on Netflix now.
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Basically a behind-the-scenes showing Carrey never breaking character as Kaufman and Clifton making an ass of himself to anyone he comes into contact with, most frequently and memorably with Lawler and Milos Forman. There also a lot of one-on-one interview with Carrey in present day reflecting on the role and his career. Worth a watch if you're interested in the subject matter.
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I loved it. I thought it was very interesting and, being a fan of both Carrey and Kaufman, a nice look behind the curtain. Carrey is a fascinating guy and I'd love to see a complete documentary on his career from his perspective, though we certainly get several looks in this one.
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Just watched this movie and I had to come comment somewhere on the net due to the fact of how bizarre and crazy this movie was. It is a must see for documentary lovers. My question, however, to people who have watched it is: Is Jim Carrey a genius the likes of whom the world rarely sees in a multi-genre actor and performer or is Jim Carrey literally the living example of a bat shit crazy, out of his mind, lunitic. Please help, because after this movie, I honestly can’t tell.
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It was just a crazy shtick he did for one movie. While very talented, I wouldn't call him a genius.
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Old 12-13-17, 09:52 AM
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Its interesting, but i think that the whole "living the character" is a crock of shit. I am sure some people are more than happy to indulge this, but it always reminds me of the story about Hoffman in Marathon Man staying up 72 hours to get into the right mental/physical state and Olivier said to him "Why not try acting dear boy."

I really like Man in the Moon and think its one of Carreys best movies, but i seriously don't think anything behind the scenes attributed to that.

I do agree with Carreys sentiments on the way people act in life and the way we all kinda live in the world of the Truman Show. Most people rarely show their true selves and it feels like the world is a constant facade.

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Indeed if this movie proves anything, it's that The Truman Show is the best comedy of the era and Carrey's most substantive role. It was a complete representation of who he was and where he was at in that time. And on top of that a reflection of how we all can feel sometimes.
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Indeed if this movie proves anything, it's that The Truman Show is the best comedy of the era and Carrey's most substantive role. It was a complete representation of who he was and where he was at in that time. And on top of that a reflection of how we all can feel sometimes.
I think The Truman show did not get the recognition it deserved at the time, primarily because the trailers and ads made you think it was another JC comedy. I remember being upset in the theater because I walked in looking for another Dumb and Dumber. I was also a dumb teen at the time.

His three best films, IMO, came during his 'serious acting stint' from 98-01. Man on the Moon, The Truman Show and The Majestic.
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^Eternal Sunshine! Goddammit that was his last great film in my opinion
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This was really good. Nice to see Chris Smith still making films. He directed one of my favorite documentaries of all time, "American Movie."
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Seeing the behind-the-scenes footage from 1999 was interesting, but after the first hour, I was interested to see some modern day interview clips from Foreman, Love, Giamatti, anyone really who could give their perspective on what Carry was actually like during the filming.
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^Eternal Sunshine! Goddammit that was his last great film in my opinion
That's one of the few I have actually not seen yet. Well, that and Mr. Popper's Penguins ....
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Seeing the behind-the-scenes footage from 1999 was interesting, but after the first hour, I was interested to see some modern day interview clips from Foreman, Love, Giamatti, anyone really who could give their perspective on what Carry was actually like during the filming.
It’s funny because usually, retrospectives have interviews with anyone but the star.
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It’s funny because usually, retrospectives have interviews with anyone but the star.
If you have to explain the joke, it isn’t funny.
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yeah saw this last night, it was interesting but yeah the whole "Andy takes over my persona" its just make believe. In other words Jim was just being a dick behind the scenes
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It's far more complex than him just being a dick. The Jerry Lawler stuff alone is like a Chinese box of complex meta narrative. When Andy did it no one was sure how much was a real grudge and how much was wrestling theatrics. Jim and Jerry recreated the whole thing so fully that ACTUAL NEWS SOURCES picked up the story that Jim Carrey had been injured on a film set. I can remember watching those reports.
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It's far more complex than him just being a dick. The Jerry Lawler stuff alone is like a Chinese box of complex meta narrative. When Andy did it no one was sure how much was a real grudge and how much was wrestling theatrics. Jim and Jerry recreated the whole thing so fully that ACTUAL NEWS SOURCES picked up the story that Jim Carrey had been injured on a film set. I can remember watching those reports.
I remember that now because it was spilling over into the wrestling dirt sheets, regarding possible legal action against Lawler, and that the movie might not be completed because of how badly Carey was injured. Man I miss the 90s sometimes ....
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Originally Posted by pjflyer View Post
This was really good. Nice to see Chris Smith still making films. He directed one of my favorite documentaries of all time, "American Movie."
I did not realize he did American Movie. I have lost count of tbe number of times i have watched that and its one of my favorite documentaries. Hilarious and kinda sad and pathetic. Just a delusional borderline alcoholic guy and his best bud who has lost his mind to drugs. Really great stuff.
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