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      Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton

      Released Nov 17, 2017 1 hr. 34 min. Documentary TRAILER for Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton: Trailer 1 List
      92% 52 Reviews Tomatometer 87% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Using 100 hours of footage from the set of "Man on the Moon," filmmaker Chris Smith documents Jim Carrey's transformation into legendary performance artist and comedian Andy Kaufman. Read More Read Less

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      Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton

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      Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of method acting in action -- and one star's journey toward something like personal acceptance.

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      Gary K I was nervous about watching this documentary as to whether it would be just flat information. I was pleasantly surprised at the format. Andy Kaufman was so far ahead of the curve in his time. It can be said that probably only Bob Zmuda would be the only other person that lived inside Andy's head and therefore understood all of the jokes (unless you count Tony Clifton!) Enter Jim Carrey. Jim chose the method acting approach for the Andy (and Tony) character. The only way to truly do so was to make the same exact connection with Bob Zmuda, which he did, and then Jim BECAME Andy (and/or Tony.) To see Jim sit in the chair with the beard retell things now when he was fully Jim and NOT be Andy was actually unsettling as it seemed that he couldn't be Andy any longer. THAT'S how deep into the mind of Andy/Tony Jim had become on and off camera during the making of Man On The Moon. This is, by far, one of the best documentaries that I have seen in years and recommend it to anyone that has seen Man On The Moon and wants to know more about that time in Jim's life. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/04/24 Full Review StephenPaul C LOL, the funniest 01 hour: and 34 minutes in memory of Andy Kaufman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F**k yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy s**t!!!!!!! Big a**hole!!!!!!!!!!! No d**ks and p****es!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/30/23 Full Review Mike J I loved it but the part when Andy (Jim) discusses how he talked to the late Andys daughter as if he were actually her father I found uncomfortable. Then at the end how Carrey he says he could just be anyone, even Jesus Christ, I thought his wise and worn persona crumbled somewhat and we saw the mam and his huge ego. Great film, enjoyed it, especially the parts harking back to the film set. Tony Clifton, what a guy! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/22/23 Full Review Aaron S It's undeniably fascinating as a character study of both Carrey and Kaufman. The spin in this doc is that this form of methodology is almost a spiritual journey that simultaneously pulls one toward and also pushes away the self. While this may be true, there's no world where Carrey doesn't come out of this not appearing to be an asshole drunk on power. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review C. M Didnt like this film at all. Dragged on. Boring ending. I dont recommend Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/02/22 Full Review Audience Member For what it is, it really is quite magical. A time capsule back to the life and mind of Andy and the filming of Man On The Moon and the mind of Jim. A very unique perspective of two very unique people and comedians. I love it. Jim really is a wise insightful man. Andy was also such a master of his craft. 100/100 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Tal Rosenberg Chicago Reader One of the most powerful metaphors of Jim & Andy is that life itself is a kind of performance. Rated: 4/4 Jan 11, 2018 Full Review Ian Crouch New Yorker Jim & Andy finds Carrey in an intriguing place, what he calls "a quiet, gentle seat in the universe." Nov 20, 2017 Full Review David Edelstein New York Magazine/Vulture Smith weaves footage of Kaufman's emergence onto the comedy scene with Carrey's, and suggests that both performers drew from a similar (if not the exact same) well of pain. Nov 18, 2017 Full Review Vadim Rizov Filmmaker Magazine ...a passel of hilarious (as long as you personally are not on the crew and having to deal with it) and fascinating behavior... Jan 5, 2023 Full Review Gem Seddon SFX Magazine It's almost scary how easily Carrey brings his idol Kaufman back to life. Feb 3, 2022 Full Review Brett Michael Dykes Uproxx What's really interesting about the film is watching the actor's thorough process and how he's approached his colorful careers. Dec 29, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Using 100 hours of footage from the set of "Man on the Moon," filmmaker Chris Smith documents Jim Carrey's transformation into legendary performance artist and comedian Andy Kaufman.
      Director
      Chris Smith
      Executive Producer
      Jim Czarnecki, Michael Kronish, Nicole Montez, Eddy Moretti
      Distributor
      Netflix
      Production Co
      Netflix
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      Kalaallisut
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 17, 2017, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 17, 2017
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