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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond 2017

9.2

When asked to play Andy Kaufman, Jim Carrey decided that he would get into character and never get out, even when the camera was not rolling. This was extremely frustrating to everyone at first, especially the director, who had no way of communicating with Jim Carrey, only Andy Kaufman or Tony Clifton (an alter ego created by Andy Kaufman). At the same time, Carrey had allowed a camera crew to follow him in order to create a behind-the-scenes documentary. The footage was never released because Universal Studios expressed concerns that “people would think Jim Carrey is an asshole”. Jim & Andy is that footage being displayed for the first time since it was recorded 20 years ago, finding Carrey at a very unique point in his life. Sick of fame and almost sick of acting, he displays his true self – an unbelievably smart, fragile, and complex person. His commentary, when it’s not funny impressions, is extremely emotional and grounded – sometimes philosophical. This is one of the best documentaries that Netflix has ever bought the distribution rights for, and certainly a mind-blowing portrayal of a complex mind.

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Amazing interview, but you need to have seen ‘Man in the Moon’ for it to make any sense.

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no not necessary

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~Patrick

Great documentary that covers just how far into a roll Jim went and leaves you with a true understanding of how difficult it was as a result for Jim to come back out from being, Andy.

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  • Starring

    Danny DeVito, Jim Carrey, Milos Forman
  • Directed by

    Chris Smith