Jim Carrey is perhaps one of the most famous names in comedy. He has failed, flipped, and skipped his way to get into fans’ hearts around the world. This became possible due to his wide range of offerings that included impressions, dramatic film surprises, physical comedy skills, total transformations, and a prominent commitment to entertainment. In Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond, the artist shared a revelation that shook him in his early career. It goes like “the audience wants to be free from concern.”
From that very moment, Jim started crafting characters that were free from all the concerns. Perhaps that is why he is quite proud to call himself “Two-time Golden Globe winner, Jim Carrey.” With that being said, these are the 5 Jim Carrey films one must watch –
Man On The Moon
Carrey dived initially into playing an anti-comedy role – Andy Kaufman. However, later he went in deep. A memorable and beautiful ode to Andy helmed by Milos Forman, Jim re-lived quite some popular moments for the first time around pop culture. Jim always took inspiration from Andy Kaufman, from his Meta antics to his late and great showman. Those who knew Andy echoed that he, for the first time, has lived through an incredible biopic by Jim Carrey.
Dumb And Dumber
It was perhaps one of the most prominent, or say, classic comedy films of the 90s and it is still famous for being Jim’s best-known films. Even when critics compared the film’s legacy with films such as The Mask, Dumb and Dumber stood at a completely different level that included all versions of the nuance comedy to situational humor. The movie featured two dimwitted slackers played by Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey. They do a terrific job while going to Aspen by road. The comedic aspect gets somewhat tempered towards the end of the film, maybe because the film gets lost in its own world. Yet, Dumb and Dumber includes some of the best goofy and hilarious scenes of all time.
Because Jim Carrey wasn’t really removed from the cartoonish character he played anyway, he got naturally fit for playing Stanley Ipkiss on screen in The Mask. The character was a bank clerk who got transformed into a maniacal superhero. Indeed the role was specifically made for him. However, the story takes a hilarious point when Stanley comes across an ancient and ominous-looking mask. After putting it on, he gets transformed into the Tasmanian Devil. The movie also includes some of the best visual effects of that time, which is apparently not that bad.
The Truman Show
Now that you got a hit that Jim Carrey is quite prominent to play protagonists in some really unusual circumstances, this film will just make you believe that it’s true. The Truman Show was perhaps a mind-bending film that is based on a thought-provoking concept of a person living in a TV simulation. Precisely, the premise of the movie is entirely based on the concept of living in a reality show. However, it was Jim Carrey’s convincing performance that made us believe that it could happen to anyone and leap just that way. The film turned out to be so mesmerizing that it even stands as a fair commentary on society today.
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
While most romantic movies are drawn to portray the clichés, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind built its own premise. It got some really cool drama, with some amazing comedy trips, and a dash of surreal but fair science fiction. With that being said, the movie follows Clementine and Joel talking about their failed relationship and the memories they have. The plot went through several mind-blogging examinations of human consciousness. While Joel seeks to live with those memories and cope up with the moving world, Clementine had a different perspective towards everything. At last, it was Kate Winslet who portrayed Clementine on screen. She was rich and quite versatile as per the requirement of the character. And it was Jim Carrey who portrayed Joel’s dramatic role in the film.