In 1999, Man on the Moon turned considered one of Jim Carrey’s most neglected dramatic masterpieces in his complete profession. On the time the film was coming collectively, the movie was dogged by rumors that the actor was going approach too methodology, inflicting fairly a scene with these he was working with. Positive sufficient, these rumors appear to be proving true, due to hours of footage which are lastly seeing the sunshine of day within the new documentary Jim and Andy: The Nice Past. Have a look for your self within the movie’s trailer, beneath.
A mission that made its huge debut at this yr’s Venice Movie Pageant, Jim and Andy: The Nice Past covers the heady days of Jim Carrey’s profession as a comedic powerhouse, and his steps into making an attempt to turn into a dramatic actor. Proper from the off, Carrey’s recounting of simply how far he went means that one thing mystical occurred when he discovered he was taking part in Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon. Specifically, the actor claims that Kaufman’s spirit got here to him the second he obtained the gig, and never left till the movie was accomplished.
It is an expertise that even the eccentric Jim Carrey appears to look again on with greater than only a tinge of remorse, albeit he credit Andy as the only driver of the expertise that is proven in Jim and Andy: The Nice Past. You’ll be able to see simply how loopy it will get in all of footage that’s proven within the movie’s trailer, as Jim / Andy’s habits is on clear show for all to see. This comes from in depth behind-the-scenes materials shot to advertise the movie, however has been barred from launch by Common Photos up till this level. The reasoning could not be any clearer than what Carrey says within the trailer:
Common did not need the footage we took behind the scenes to floor, so that folks would not assume I used to be an asshole.
Following that comment is footage of Man on the Moon director Milos Forman pleading with “Andy” to cease goofing round and work with him, which is among the most upsetting moments within the trailer to Jim and Andy: The Nice Past. Whereas Jim Carrey has at all times been an undoubtedly sensible man, able to strolling the strains between comedy and drama, in addition to actuality and absurdity, it seems just like the making of Man on the Moon blurred strains on all fronts to the purpose the place it introduced out a number of the actor’s worst habits, but additionally a few of his greatest work.
Virtually 20 years have handed since Man on the Moon’s launch, and now Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond is able to inform the true story behind the arduous, but finally rewarding strategy of bringing Andy Kaufman’s story to the large display screen. Not solely does this trailer appear to be it will make an ideal companion to the Milos Forman biopic, it additionally seems like a implausible viewing expertise for anybody within the actor’s course of, in addition to look into the psyche of Jim Carrey himself.