JIM AND ANDY: THE GREAT BEYOND—FEATURING A VERY SPECIAL, CONTRACTUALLY OBLIGATED MENTION OF TONY CLIFTON (USA 2017)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Starsìììì

Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond—Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton—easily makes the 'best documentary list' for Ben Meyers International Movie Critics. Jim Carrey, one of the most talented actors of this generation, tells his story personably and well. A rare look at Jim Carrey, inside himself rather than inside another character, takes the audience on a deeply moving story that superbly examines, not only his working techniques, but his childhood and relationship with family. There is an array of behind the scenes footage for 1999’s Man on the Moon movie (about Andy Kaufman) that shows why Jim Carrey stays at the top of his game. Interesting and well formatted, this documentary deserves its kudos and encore all the way.

Storyline

Jim Carrey talks about his career, his family, and how he portrayed the comedian Andy Kaufman in the 1999 Man on the Moon film.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Chris Smith for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Jim Czarnecki, Michael Kronish, Nicole Montez, Eddy Moretti, and Shane Smith for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Himself (Peter Bonerz), Himself (Jim Carrey), Himself (Randall Carver), Himself (Tony Danza), Himself (Danny DeVito), Himself (Andy Dick), Himself (Milos Forman), Himself (Paul Giamatti), Himself (Arsenio Hall), Himself (Hugh Hefner), Himself (Judd Hirsch), Himself (Elton John), and Herself (Carol Kane).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film works at the adult and late teen level. It serves any Jim Carrey fan well and easily establishes itself as a great documentary.

Ben Meyers

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