Man on the Moon Reviews
Milos Forman orchestrates the film like a hurried timeline of vignettes. It doesn't take you anywhere special. There's not a good sense of what made Kaufman tick. But there's enough in "Man on the Moon" to keep you watching as Kaufman was a fascinatingly unique individual and Carrey brings him to life.
It's just that the life he's portraying doesn't reveal anything behind the genius.
Lynne Margulies: There isn't a real you.
Andy Kaufman: Oh yeah, I forgot.
A very good movie featuring an excellent performance by Jim Carrey as Andy Kaufman.
After acknowledging that some events have been changed for dramatic effect, the movie sets off to tell the story of Kaufman and it works wonderfully well. Its entertaining, well acted, and very good at recreating specific scenes and sets from Taxi, David Letterman, etc.
And I can't say enough about how good Carrey is in this movie.
Andy Kaufman: Since you've all been such good boys and girls, I would like to take everybody in this entire audience out for milk and cookies. There are buses outside. Everybody follow me.