• Man on the Moon (1999)

Man on the Moon

Release Date: December 22nd, 1999

DVD Release Date: May 30th, 2000

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Jim Carrey stars as the late Andy Kaufman, who was considered one of the most innovative, eccentric and enigmatic performers of his time. A master at manipulating audiences, Kaufman could generate belly laughs, stony silence, tears or brawls. Whether inviting the audience out for milk and cookies or challenging women to inter-gender wrestling matches, he specialized in creating performances so real that even his close friends were never sure where the truth lay.

Cast: Jim Carrey, J. Alan Thomas, Bob Zmuda, Max Alexander, Peter Bonerz, Bobby Boriello, Brent Briscoe, Randall Carver

Director: Milos Forman

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Mutual Film Company, Cinehaus, Universal Pictures, Jersey Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: 1980s , 1970s , Deception , Fall , Transformation , Quest , Amusing ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    Unsuccessfully attempts to fathom Kaufman's lunatic sensibilities, supplying scant psychological insight into what made the outrageous comic tick. show more

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Less a biography than an essay on theatrical illusion and the changing nature of comedy. Love it or hate it, you've never seen anything quite like it. show more

  • 100
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Less a conventional biography than a performance film - one that stuns and delights. show more

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)