#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Man on the Moon is a biographical movie on the late comedian Andy Kaufman. Kaufman, along with his role on Taxi (1978), was famous for being the self-declared Intergender Wrestling Champion of the world. After beating women time and time again, Jerry Lawler (who plays himself in the movie), a professional wrestler, got tired of seeing all of this and decided to challenge Kaufman to a match. In most of the matches the two had, Lawler prevailed with the piledriver, which is a move by spiking an opponent head-first into the mat. One of the most famous moments in this feud was in the early 80s when Kaufman threw coffee on Lawler on Late Night with David Letterman (1982), got into fisticuffs with Lawler, and proceeded to sue NBC.
Plot: The story of the life and career of eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
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Man on The Moon, indeed.
“Man on The Moon”, indeed. I remember seeing Andy Kaufman’s act on TV as a teenager, and I admit, I wrote him off as another comedian, with an incredibly expressive face and a flair for silliness. Years later, I’m watching him on “Taxi” reruns. I admired the easiness where he could go from loving Latka to malicious Vic with ease, and I thought, “Wow, this guy really loves what he does”. And then I watch “Man on The Moon”. Reality check.
This picture, I believe, redeems Andy Kaufman. He endured five grueling years in “Taxi” just so he could get some laughs out of people. He did wrestling stints just for the heck of it. He came real close of hitting rock bottom just to save himself at the end. He died of cancer at the age of 35, ridiculously young, and even then his own family didn’t buy it. He lived misunderstood, and died misunderstood. And years later, he gets a biopic. Just what he deserves. It is sad that many people will know Andy’s talent and understand him only after watching this film. But still, let’s face it, at the end he did get the last laugh.
The true cornerstone in this film is Jim Carrey. Yes, you’ve heard endless reviews about him immersing himself into Andy, not just playing him. But this is acting beyond your dreams, trust me. Especially when he plays Andy’s foreign character, Carrey lived and breathed Kaufman air. This is the movie where his silly-putty face comes handy, as it seems to help Jim turn into Andy. (If only we could do something about those teeth…) NEWSFLASH FOR THE ACADEMY: Jim Carrey can act!!! I remember Tom Hanks beginning with the same kind of movies that Jim did: loud, colorful, goofy and silly (films like “Bachelor Party” come to mind). Then he did “Big”, then came “Philadelphia”. When is Carrey’s “Philadelphia” coming along? I can’t wait to see him at the Academy Awards this year.
Man on the moon, indeed.
This is the story of a man who lived and died…without really being funny.
I gave this film a rather high rating if for no other reason except that it’s an excellent story about someone who was apparently totally psychotic and self absorbed. Andy Kaufmann was someone who should have been pitied and institutionalized in order to seek a cure. It’s almost like the story of the Elephant Man who was put on exhibit in sideshows so people could gawk at his gross deformity. Same is the case with Kaufmann. His legacy is that of being a mildly humorous “one joke” comic with a very obvious dead end in show business. He’s not the first though. There have been many who thought what they did was hysterically funny and clever but eventually it was proved to be nothing at all. Joe Penner in the 1930’s-40’s with his “Wanna buy a duck?” played itself out very fast and he ended in total oblivion. Or another was Parkyakarkus with his “How DO you do!” These people and Kaufmann have proved continually that they are of limited intellect and creativity when it comes to attempting to being funny. Lionel Barrymore was rumored to have said on his death bed, “There’s only one thing harder to do than die, and that’s comedy.” As for this mish mash of a story about a mish mash of a “comdeian”, it’s only entertaining to the morbid curious and clinical minded. Otherwise it’s a definite “pass”.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Biography, Comedy, Drama
Director Milos Forman
Writer Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski
Actors Jim Carrey, Gerry Becker, Greyson Erik Pendry, Brittany Colonna
Country UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Awards Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 25 nominations.
Production Company Mutual Film Company, Universal Pictures, Jersey Films, Cinehaus
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,256 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm