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Man on the Moon is a biographical movie on the late comedian Andy Kaufman. Kaufman, along with his role on Taxi (1978), was famous for being the self-declared Intergender Wrestling Champion of the world. After beating women time and time again, Jerry Lawler (who plays himself in the movie), a professional wrestler, got tired of seeing all of this and decided to challenge Kaufman to a match. In most of the matches the two had, Lawler prevailed with the piledriver, which is a move by spiking an opponent head-first into the mat. One of the most famous moments in this feud was in the early 80s when Kaufman threw coffee on Lawler on Late Night with David Letterman (1982), got into fisticuffs with Lawler, and proceeded to sue NBC. Written by
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Hello. I am Andy and I would like to thank you for coming to my movie. I wish it was *better*, you know, but... it is so stupid! It's terrible! I do not even like it. All of the most important things in my life are changed around and mixed up for dramatic purposes. So, I decided to cut out all of the baloney! Now the movie is much *shorter*.
In fact, this is the end of the movie. Thank you very much.
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Having liked the contrived Latka Gravas, but never really knowing much more
about Andy Kaufman than the Headlines, Man on the Moon offered some
incredible depictions of this one of a kind enigma.
I was never a big fan of his off-Taxi antics, but then again, Man on the
Moon made it clear that I simply did not understand them. I'm not any more
of a Kaufman fan than I've been, but Man on the Moon has left me with an
incredible appreciation for his genius.
Jim Carrey's performance is chilling. His normal on-screen presence has
often made it hard for me to see him as the characters he's played. This
time, I forgot that I was watching an actor portraying Andy Kaufman. It was
frighteningly good. The entire supporting cast was just as stellar.
Though interesting throughout, mostly because it explained so much that I
never knew about events that were so highly publicized, Man on the Moon's
amazing insight into the "why" behind the "what" of his antics completely
left out the "why" behind the "what" of the person. I now know a lot about
what he did, but I still know very little about who he was.
If the creators' intent was to let the world get to know Andy Kaufman the
man, then I think the film missed its mark. However, that has nothing to do
with the fact that it was an outstanding film in every way. It would be as
unfair to detract from the film for this as it would be to call a hammer
useless because it doesn't drill holes. A film isn't about what I expect,
it's about what it is. In this case, it's astounding from beginning to
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