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Man on the Moon
Jim Carrey stars as Andy Kaufman, who was considered one of the most innovative, eccentric and enigmatic performers of his time.
Starring Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love... View more >
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Jan 25, 2000
I thought that this was a great movie. I thought that they showed Andy's life pretty good. Jim Carrey should win an Oscar for this movie and I thought he should have won one in the Truman Show.
Jan 25, 2000
This movie was very interesting. It told the life story of a very "weird" man, in a very realistic way. Andy Kaufman was a comidic genious, or a total loon, depending on who you talk to, and this movie shows that quite clearly!
Jim Carry did an almost "spooky" job of playing Kaufman! His best bit of acting to date! And I think he deserves notice from the Acadamey for this one!
I was not that big a Kaufman fan when he was alive, but this movie has made me want to go back and give "Taxi" another look. the only thing i thought odd, was that there was no mention made in this movie, about Kaufmans one and only feature film "Heart Bleeps" perhaps this got left on the cutting room floor?
all in all, a very "Different" movie about a very very "Different" man.
Jan 25, 2000
This was a very good movie. Jim Carrey was the perfect choice to play Andy Kaufman. After seeing this movie, you wonder along with Kaufman's friends and associates if you ever got a glimpse of the real Kaufman. I somehow doubt Kaufman knew his real self very well. I highely recommend this film.
Jan 25, 2000
First of all....I loved it. Jim Carrey is the spitting image of Andy Kaufman. Now with regards to wanting to see the movie this can be good, but it can also be a negative for the film. For there are some people who disliked Andy Kaufman so much that they could never bring themselves to watch a movie about him, let alone one that has an actor who truly brings him back to life. On the other hand, watching a film in which an actor such as Jim Carrey portrays a man as complicated as Kaufman so perfectly is worth seeing just for the great acting. Andy Kaufman is a comedian who did so many things to the audience that made him both endearing and hated. He was so enjoyable to watch on "Taxi" and yet so offensive to watch on TV talk shows when he became a woman's worst enemy. This film is the brainchild of Danny Devito, who not only worked alongside Andy Kaufman on "Taxi" but also stars in this film. I give two recommendations: 1) if you liked Andy Kaufman (even the slightest) you should see this film for Jim Carrey is excellent; and 2) if you disliked Andy Kaufman, you should see this film because it will open your eyes to the complexity yet simplicity of the man. "Man on the Moon" brings some deeper understanding and appreciation for Kaufman as an actor/artist/comedian. It seems that this season has brought forth a great deal of true stories to the big screen and I think that's cool. Anytime we can gain a greater appreciation of someone or something through movies, I am all for it, for it also brings back some great memories, rewrites an injustice, or it may just entertain us. Bottom line...while Andy Kaufman is someone who died at an early age and may have been completely forgotten in a few more years, this film will keep the inevitable from happening for at least a bit longer.
Feb 6, 2000
Jim Carrey's portrayal of Andy Kaufman was indeed eerie. The movie's basic plot is a character biography of the late Andy Kaufman. Whether you liked or disliked Kaufman may influence seeing this movie, and it is best to leave your preconceived ideas at home as to who you think he was.
The movie is a divining portrayal of a man with multiple-personality disorder--a man who maybe was unaware of the disorder he had but was able to turn it to his benefit and gained publicity and fame through it. Kaufman saw the world differently than others and used his talent to share it with others. He didn't just follow the bouncing ball and deserves recognition for that.
Jun 11, 2003
"Man on the Moon" is the biography of the life of actor Andy Kaufman who rose to fame thanks to the television series "Taxi." Jim Carey gives life of the gifted comedian who know how to make us laugh. a wonderful movie.
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