Man on the Moon Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Man on the Moon the Movie

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Clunky bio of bizarro comedian Andy Kaufman (Carrey) who died of cancer at age 35 in 1984. The problem is that Kaufman is opaque--he doesn't seem to have a true personality but assumes bizarre alter-egos, including obnoxious lounge singer Tony Clifton. Kaufman turned out to be most appealing as innocent Latka on the sitcom "Taxi," which he professes to despise. For all Carrey's expertise, you won't care too much about what's onscreen. Title comes from R.E.M.'s song about Kaufman; they also supplied the film's music.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 118 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Biopics: Showbiz, Showbiz Dramas, Period Piece: 1970s, Period Piece: 1980s, Wrestling
Scott M. Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Jim Carrey, Courtney Love, Danny DeVito, Paul Giamatti, Vincent Schiavelli, Peter Bonerz, Marilu Henner, Judd Hirsch
Terry Michos
Milos Forman
Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Michael Hausman, Jersey Films, Universal Pictures


Golden Globes 2000: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Carrey).

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