7.7/10
22,189
58 user 55 critic

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)
Trailer
2:32 | Trailer
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).

Director:

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

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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
Learn more

More Like This 

Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The life and career of legendary comedian Andy Kaufman.

Director: Milos Forman
Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker
Fyre (2019)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the Fyre music festival.

Director: Chris Smith
Stars: Billy McFarland, Jason Bell, Gabrielle Bluestone
Icarus (2017)
Documentary | Sport | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When Bryan sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller.

Director: Bryan Fogel
Stars: Bryan Fogel, Dave Zabriskie, Don Catlin
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world.

Director: Tom Shadyac
Stars: Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Morgan Freeman
The Cable Guy (1996)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A lonely and mentally disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences.

Director: Ben Stiller
Stars: Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, returns from a spiritual quest to investigate the disappearance of a rare white bat, the sacred animal of a tribe in Africa.

Director: Steve Oedekerk
Stars: Jim Carrey, Ian McNeice, Simon Callow
Biography | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Stars: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Mixing comedy with a thorough investigation of psychedelics, 'Have a Good Trip' explores the pros, cons, science, history, future, pop cultural impact, and cosmic possibilities of hallucinogens.

Director: Donick Cary
Stars: Nick Offerman, Sting, ASAP Rocky
Yes Man (2008)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man challenges himself to say "yes" to everything.

Director: Peyton Reed
Stars: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Director: Tom Shadyac
Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young
Liar Liar (1997)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he disappoints his son for the last time.

Director: Tom Shadyac
Stars: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Amanda Donohoe
Documentary | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore
Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson
Edit

Storyline

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).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September 2017 before making its way to Netflix two months later. See more »

Quotes

Jim Carrey: I learned that you can fail at what you don't love, so you might as well do what you love.
See more »

Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Anthem - Part 2
Written by Philip Glass
Performed by Philip Glass
Published by Dunvagen Music Publishers (C) 1987
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
See more »

User Reviews

 
An insightful look at the movie making process
26 November 2017 | by eddie_bagginsSee all my reviews

The agreed common consensus on Jim Carrey's portrayal of American comedy legend Andy Kaufman in 1999's well-liked Man on the Moon is that the king of the 90's comedy scene Carrey knocked his performance out of the park.

A frighteningly accurate embodiment of Kaufman, Carrey morphed into the mindset and characteristics of the man that inspired his journey into comedy but until now we never truly understood the depths that Carrey went too to become Kaufman while Man on the Moon was being made.

Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton is a Netflix released Spike Jonze backed documentary that draws Carrey out of what seems like some type of long standing hiatus to talk about his experiences making Man on the Moon, whilst unearthing previously unseen behind the scenes footage of Milos Forman's production in which Carrey refused to be recognised as himself, rather going to the most extreme pinnacle's of method acting and living his days out as if he were in fact Kaufman returned to life.

It's an incredibly bizarre sight seeing Carrey roam the film studio lot, film scenes and interact with his fellow cast members all under the guise of Kaufman, while fans of washed up Las Vegas crooner Tony Clifton will be in for a treat with the chauvinistic performer getting some decent airplay as Carrey takes charge of the reigns. The looks we get at this insane performance truly make us appreciate just how good of a performance Carrey gave, one that at the time was questionably under-valued.

Its undoubtedly fascinating footage and a great insight into the lengths some go for their art, particularly when it comes to bringing movies to life but Jim and Andy struggles in tying it all together with the film feeling like at times that its going through the motions, no central driver moving it forward, made all the worse by Carrey's often bizarre explanations or life-musings.

A complicated public figure, Carrey has quite clearly been through some deep personal issues and while it's refreshing to see such frankness come across from the actor, quite a bit of what his talking about is either cringe worthy or just plain odd, while filmmaker Chris Smith really missed out on his chance to include insights from other figures involved in the film such as Paul Giamatti or other co-stars on the filming of Man on the Moon.

It would've added a whole different layer to the film getting to hear from more than just Carrey given that there would've been some that loved the whole experience while others would've been ruing the day they took the job.

Final Say –

As bonkers as you'd expect, Jim and Andy is both a fascinating look at the movie making process and ones dedication to bringing a real life character to life on screen and a frustrating documentary that gives far too much airtime to Carrey's warped view on all of life's big questions.

3 paper bags out of 5


12 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 58 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Release Date:

17 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vice Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.



Recently Viewed