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Desc:Jim Carrey thinks being an abusive dick is 'method acting'
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Comment count is 14
boner - 2017-11-23
I liked this movie, it's like the Errol Morris one where Robert McNamara admits to war crimes.
Siebenstein - 2017-11-23
Highlights include Jim meeting with the actor who played Andy's father, Andy's real father and the "reunion" with Andy's sister.
Also, the reactions of the cast and crew are gold. You can see the hate and desperation in their eyes.
15th - 2017-11-24
I couldn't finish it. It's on a short list with films like The Act of Killing. Like, I recognize its amazing, but it's just too much to bear.

Marlon Brawndo - 2017-11-23
Jim Carrey went nuts but thinks he's enlightened. I've known a lot of homeless dudes like that.
Chicken the Did - 2017-11-24
His association with the anti-vaccer movement turned me off entirely. I get that he may have had a breakdown because of how unpleasant and nihilistic Hollywood really is but he used his icon status to sell junk science that killed kids. If he would actually acknowledge that and apologize I would forgive him. But for now his act is like 'I'm so woke in this town!' lacks any kind of self reflection.

He also seems to owe his entire career to the same spin machine he rails against. The industry was whitewashing his antisocial behavior on and off set for decades.

StanleyPain - 2017-11-26
He's also never apologized for it and, as far as anyone knows, still believes his bullshit about how forced vaccinations are "fascism" and all the other garbage he spewed. Oh, but now he's another celebrity to jump on the fashionable "Oh, but I have depression and I struggle" bandwagon to seem so deep and complex.

Fuck him.

Old_Zircon - 2017-11-24
Am I the only person in the world who though Jim Carrey's Kaufman wasn't actually that good?
Old_Zircon - 2017-11-24
Like, it was SKILLFUL but it wasn't a very good representation of Andy Kaufman.

It was like watching a pop-and-lock dancer trying to do Tai Chi.

Siebenstein - 2017-11-24
Carrey's interaction with Lawler show that maybe he didn't know much about Andy or Andy's MO. He acts only like Andy would act in front of the camera. Granted, that's all he could know, but in my opinion it shows a lack of understanding of how Kaufman would work with Lawler, for example. His interpretation is very superficial.

Old_Zircon - 2017-11-25
That too, but for me he didn't even really act like Andy in front of a camera, everything about his physical presence and movement was wrong. Andy was smooth and relaxed and flowing, Carrey snapped from pose to pose. Totally different style.

Carrey was like Kaufman under a strobe light.

Old_Zircon - 2017-11-25
But yeah, I agree with everything you said, too, and I think if he had focused more on the character instead of the physical mimicry, the differences wouldn't have mattered as much, but since his performance was all about appearing like Andy the fact that everything he did looked like Jim Carrey in an Andy Kafman suit was more of a problem han it had to be.

Siebenstein - 2017-11-25
I agree. I did like the movie, but I didn't know anything about Kaufman before and the movie coasted on the original bits.
Siebenstein - 2017-11-25
Was meant as a reply to Old Zircon.

kingofthenothing - 2017-11-27
Andy Kaufman became Jim Carrey's Tyler Durden.
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