Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

    Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond


    Offbeat documentarian Chris Smith provides 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.

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    • Jim CarreySelf
    • Danny DeVitoSelf
    • Miloš FormanSelf
    • Judd HirschSelf
    • Peter BonerzSelf
    • Randall CarverSelf
    • Andy DickSelf
    • Paul GiamattiSelf
    • Hugh HefnerSelf
    • Elton JohnSelf


    • 100

      The New York Times

      The result isn’t another ho-hum documentary likeness in which all the elements neatly and often flatteringly stack up. “Jim & Andy” is instead a complexly layered and textured Cubist portrait, one that’s been constructed from fragments of its two title subjects and their work.
    • 90

      Screen Daily

      It makes for powerful and stimulating viewing whether or not a game is being played with viewers.
    • 90


      Jim & Andy is fleetly edited and engrossing, animated by a sense of discovery.
    • 90

      Los Angeles Times

      Catnip for comedy nerds and psychoanalysts, "Jim & Andy" works as both a vibrant raising-of-the-dead for the crazed, showbiz-piercing genius that was Kaufman — there's plenty of footage from his performance-art career — and a peek into the mind of a massively talented, box office-busting comedy star at a self-doubting, turbulent time in his life
    • 80

      The Guardian

      It isn’t nearly as deep as it thinks it is, but it is marvellously entertaining.
    • 80

      The Hollywood Reporter

      An original, unexpectedly affecting tribute to two distinctive comic performers.
    • 75

      The A.V. Club

      There’s something bracing about the difficulty of reconciling this earnest middle-aged hippie with his maniacally impish younger self.
    • 75

      Entertainment Weekly

      Jim & Andy is fascinating, but it lands on a weird message: Thank goodness Andy Kaufman existed so Jim Carrey could play him in a movie.

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