Year: 2017 Director: Chris Smith
I’m not a fan of Jim Carey. As a rule I don’t like wacky and his shtick in The Mask, Ace Ventura and Dumb & Dumber feels like 2nd rate Robin Williams. Regardless of that I thought he was pretty good in Man In The Moon, the biopic of US comic actor and performance artist Andy Kaufman. As a kid his character. Latka and Christopher Lloyd’s stoner,Jim were my favourite things about the sitcom, Taxi.
During the making of the biopic Jim Carey’s production company filmed hours of behind the scenes footage which makes up the bulk of this documentary alongside a contemporary interview with a bearded Carey. It shows that Jim went full method by becoming ‘Andy’ on and off camera.
One of Kaufman’s most infamous pranks was to petition the Taxi bosses to hire his friend Tony Clifton, a faded cabaret singer, to be a guest on the show. Clifton turned up drink, abusive and caused chaos and upset all day before being thrown out by security. It only occurred to everyone later that Clifton was Kaufman.
So Jim/Andy also appears as Clifton generally causing trouble on the set of » Continue Reading.