Hello, my name is Andy and this is my movie.
The story of the life and career of eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
The story of the life and career of eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Jim Carrey Danny DeVito Courtney Love Paul Giamatti Gerry Becker Leslie Lyles George Shapiro Patton Oswalt Michael Kelly Vincent Schiavelli Bob Zmuda Greyson Erik Pendry Christopher Lloyd Jeff Conaway Pamela Abdy David Koechner Jerry Lawler Jim Ross Norm Macdonald Marilu Henner Judd Hirsch Carol Kane Christina Engelhardt Gerry Robert Byrne
El lunático, O Mundo de Andy, 맨 온 더 문, Людина на Місяці
Andy Kaufman isn't dead.
He's alive and well and changed his name to Jim Carrey.
I don't know, what's more Andy Kaufman:
Making everyone believe you're dead and never resolving it or dying and making everyone believe you still could be alive.
I think SOMEONE has found the only way to be truely immortal.
Originally I was finally going to get around to watching Man on a Wire, which I've been putting off watching for a while now, and when I went to search it up on Netflix I saw this as well. As you can tell, I choose to watch this instead. That was a very wise decision.
When I started watching this I expected another Jim Carrey goofy comedy, but instead was rewarded with a well crafted dark comedy based on the late Andy Kaufman. Carrey does a fantastic job portraying Kaufman, and I don't think any other actor could have played the part as well. The rest of the supporting cast also does a great job. One of my favorite things…
Going into this I didn't expect this to contain one of the best performances I have ever seen in film. Hats off to you, Mr. Carrey. Today was actually the first day I had even heard of this film and I'm so glad I decided to watch it almost immediately after hearing about it for th first time.
Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
Less a movie than a collection of (excellent) reenactments but at least it ditches a lot of standard biopic structure.
Rarely is a film improved massively by a single element, but Man on the Moon is one of those films. This is a 5/10 movie with a 10/10 performance. The film itself is a mess, it's scattershot, uneven, and not as inventive as it seemingly thinks it is. But Jim Carrey is amazing.
Carrey's performance is meticulous and precise, his acting makes every moment as enigmatic and as memorable as Kaufman himself. Carrey captures doubts, eccentricities, and beliefs as a grand canvas of personality. I'll say it before and I'll say it again, Jim Carrey is truly one of the greatest actors alive even if his career has dwindled into pretty much nothing. Around the turn of the century he…
I knew nothing about Andy Kaufman before watching Man on the Moon, so it served as a fascinating introduction to his life and work. This film definitely seems more interested in recreating Kaufman’s greatest hits and capturing his essence than in exploring him as a person or probing the motivation behind his work. It’s uncomfortable, unpredictable, and occasionally brilliant, just as it presents its subject. As a non-Kaufman fan, this worked for me, but if you like him already, then I’m not sure this film does much at all.
Jim Carrey seems like Jim Carrey but does not feel like Jim Carrey — I think this is definitely in his top three performances (along with Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine). He carries this film to its peaks, and if someone worse had been cast, I don’t think the movie would work at all. This is a great film if you’re interested in comedy history and if you like Jim Carrey.
I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of Jim Carey’s over-animated humour. It’s like he tries to be too funny and it somehow makes things unfunny. It just gets on my nerves sometimes. Like, I just want him to turn it down a few notches, but I have to say, this is one of the first times where his signature clownery happened to win me over. It’s almost like he was born to play this role. I dunno. It just works and I’m glad it restored my faith in the man because he’s super talented. Side note: I forgot how great Courtney Love’s screen presence is and I wish she was in more films.
This, one of the last significant movies from the '90s, tells the life story of one of America's most original comedians: Andy Kaufman, best known to TV audiences as Latka Gravas, that endearingly odd, infantile, thick-accented immigrant character from the excellent late '70s-early '80s sitcom Taxi.
Hence, director Milos Forman goes back here to deal with someone who was kind of a genius in his field, and also had some personal traits similar to those of a child-like individual such as Mozart. Needless to say, the scope of Man on the Moon doesn't compare to that of Amadeus, and yet, regarding the script alone, it is a more detailed account of an artist on his way to immortal success.
Your insane, but you might also be brillant.
First time watch: December 2020
Man on the Moon is the 1999 biographical comedy drama about the late entertainer Andy Kaufman. With direction from Miloš Forman the film stars Jim Carrey, Danny Devito, Courtney Love and Paul Giamatti.
With the help of Jim Carreys dedicated and powerhouse performance Man on the Moon successfully avoids feeling like another formulaic biopic. In its walk through life narrative the versatility of Carrey genuinely entertains as he authentically embodies the persona of Andy Kaufman. Through Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski's writing with Formans direction we are gifted a mystery as much as anything. There are peeks behind the curtain but just like Kaufman himself…
"Here I come to save the day."
Man on the Moon is funny and uplifting. Jim Carrey is convincing and hilarious. He should do more biopics. The performances, music, sets, costumes, overall aesthetics, even the bit players and extras are all pitch perfect. R.E.M. wrote an original for this, which is every bit as good as the song for which this song was named. Andy Kaufman's true genius was that he could make people feel the way they deserved to feel. Overall, it's a must-see because it shows details that you've never seen before that can help you appreciate him all the more.
I waited so long to watch this, and I’m so glad it did not disappoint at the slightest.
Jim Carrey was a master act on capturing the persona of Andy Kaufman through out of his critical stages to where even at the moments where he’s an acting like an ass, there’s a sense of energy and emotion to where you start to feel sorry for him later on (despite of his attitude).
In way, this manged to be dramatic, funny, emotional, and fascinating to experience that it captialized on the self identity with the artistic vision you had. Also that ending, nearly had me in tears.
Thank you Daniel for recommending this to me.
i needed to watch again after jim & andy documentary.
initially decided to watch this as a formality so i could watch the netflix doc about all the weird shxt tht happened during filming but it turned out to actually be a rly rly great film in its own right ! made me v emotional. stellar performances across the board. unexpectedly a roller coaster of feelings. the tenderness between jim carrey and courtney love is so palpable and beautiful. congratulations to jim carrey for being the only person on the planet who could do this role any kind of justice. (i feel like that description almost understates his genius here, it's really an incredible feat.)
Happy birthday to Jim Carrey. But we know the real star of this movie is Tony Clifton.
For Jim Carrey's birthday I decided to watch this super cult.
I really don't know what to say about this, and when i find out that all of that stuff really happened......well, my head blew up.
One of the best Carrey's performance hands down.
"Mister Andy Kaufman's gone wrestling. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah"
This one is really one of the biopics ever made. Jim Carrey shows all of his talent. THE performance of his lifetime.
Jim Carrey is incredible, this was higher than my expectations.
Se me hizo larga pero interesante.
Not the Neil Armstrong documentary I was looking for but this is a lot of fun...
It’s a shame that if Andy Kaufman man was still around today he would have been cancelled in about 20 seconds.
A disjointed mess with a very good performance. Might as well be the description of every biopic made today. Of course there are a few stunning examples, but every single one fails by being a mess of sequences about the person. This is not a documentary. If you want to make a good biopic, put more effort in, or focus on a specific event. It really isn’t difficult to do.
Jim Carrey con un excelente papel retratando la vida de su comico preferido (dicho de él). En historia flojea un poco.
La mejor biopic que vi en mi vida
Jim Carrey, to me, will always be my favourite actor, and one of the most versatile and talented actors ever. Although this isn’t his best movie, I still think it might be the best performance of his career (thus far), he brings so much authenticity and wackiness and emotion and disconnect to this role, and it all works so so spectacularly. He is truly one of the greats and this is one of his masterpieces.
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