In 1999, Universal Pictures released Milos Forman's Man On The Moon, a biopic starring Jim Carrey as the late, great, transcendentally obnoxious and totally brilliant comedian Andy Kaufman. The film did reasonably well with critics and not-so-hot at the box office, but managed to score Carrey a Golden Globe. In the years since, it seems to have been largely overlooked or undervalued, depending on who you're talking to.
Now Netflix is releasing a documentary about the making of the film, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, a warts-and-all retelling of the various hijinks that occurred while Forman and company were trying to get their film made. Maybe I'm jumping to conclusions, but - based on this trailer - it kind of makes Jim Carrey look like an asshole.
Carrey's pretty upfront about how obnoxious some of this stuff is, going so far as to say that Universal went out of their way to keep the BTS footage under wraps for as long as possible. Here's the thing, though: for as annoying as this makes Carrey look, the doc itself looks fascinating. This is what I'll be watching on November 17th while the rest of you are letting The Punisher happen to you.
Directed by American Movie's Chris Smith, Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - The Story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (yes, that's the full title) hits Netflix in just a few weeks. Think you'll tune in for it? Also: have you revisited Man On The Moon lately, and if so, does it hold up? Sound off in the comments below.