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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017)

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (original title)
TV-MA | | Documentary | 17 November 2017 (USA)
A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).


Chris Smith
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Carrey ... Self
Danny DeVito ... Self
Milos Forman ... Self
Peter Bonerz ... Self
Paul Giamatti ... Self
Ron Meyer ... Self - President, Universal Studios
George Shapiro ... Self - Andy's Agent
Judd Hirsch ... Self
Carol Kane ... Self
Dotan Bonen Dotan Bonen ... Self
Michael Hausman Michael Hausman ... Self
Bill Corso ... Self
Linda Fields Linda Fields ... Self (as Linda Hill)
Stacey Sher ... Self
Angela Jones ... Self


A behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon (1999).

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Written by Terri Moltke, Michael L. Grier, Shawn Leigh Moltke, Edmond Leary and Darrin O'Brien
Performed by Jim Carrey
Published by Universal Polygram International Publishing, Inc. on behalf of itself, Jusiesha Music Publishing, M.C. Shan Music, and Red Hot Redness Music, WB Music Corp. on behalf of itself and Green Snow Music
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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I have always appreciated Jim Carrey as an actor... this blew my mind!
22 November 2017 | by theaddedbonusSee all my reviews

After seeing Jim Carrey out of the spotlight for a while, but then recently back in the news with what could be described as "odd" behavior, I was curious as to what this movie would deliver. I was not disappointed. I have always been an admirer of Carrey's work, beginning with my introduction to his comedy on the sketch comedy show In Living Color. This movie/behind the scenes look at Carrey's acting focuses on how Jim essentially "became" Andy Kauffman for his role in Man on the Moon. This is a documentary not only about taking on the mindset and mannerisms of another person, but so much more. It helps explain who Jim Carrey has become... and it is brilliant. Most audiences are used to seeing Jim Carrey being over-the-top, but in this doc Jim shares with the viewer a very intimate piece of himself, which could shed light on most viewers perception of reality. I certainly look at life a little differently now after viewing this. I also have a better understanding of who Jim Carrey is as well. Jim becoming Andy changes how he views life, and as he profoundly says "the choices make you." This documentary was the best and realest thing I have seen in years.

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