Man On The Moon

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(out of 5)


Shallow biopic of controversial comedian Andy Kaufman, most famous for his role as Latka on Taxi. is brilliant as Kaufman (and all his alter egos), who was himself considered a genius by those who understood him well enough, but the script by the writing team of Larry Karaszewksi and Scott Alexander (Ed Wood, The People Vs. Larry Flynt) makes no serious attempt to get into Kaufman’s private life or his head, leaving the film limp and unmoving. Director Milos Forman (who also directed Flynt) doesn’t seem all that committed to the project, and wastes the talent of both his star and wonderful leading lady  (as Kaufman’s longtime girlfriend), while  stands out in a supporting role.


United Kingdom/Germany/Japan/USA, 1999

Directed by

Screenplay by ,

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Music by

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Film Editing by ,

Film Festivals:  Berlin 2000


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Golden Globe Award
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Jim Carrey)

Nomination
Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical

Berlin Film Festival Award
Silver Berlin Bear-Best Director (Milos Forman)

Screen Actors Guild Award Nomination
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Jim Carrey)

Toronto Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Performance, Male (Jim Carrey)

Boston Film Critics Award
Best Actor (Jim Carrey)


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