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Man On The Moon

4

Milos Forman's biopic of Taxi sitcom star and stand-up comic kook Andy Kaufman may lack the operatic grandeur of his Amadeus or the incendiary subject matter of The People Vs Larry Flynt, but it remains a brave, engrossing exploration of a unique mind. Marrying method with material, Forman doesn't kowtow to Hollywood bio-lore and explain away Kaufman's extreme eccentricities. Instead, he follows him through every painful and playful moment, with Jim Carrey giving his best performance this side of Eternal Sunshine - reining in his own crowd-pleasing instincts to play an awkward, annoying, endearing genius.

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: May 1st 2005

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