This documentary explores the process and chronicles the time that Jim Carrey spent in order to portray famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman. Approximately 100 hours of footage shot on the set of "Man on the Moon" documents Carrey's transformation into Kaufman over four months. Carrey earned critical acclaim and a Golden Globe for the performance, but many of the production's most Kaufmanesque moments played out behind the scenes, and were captured on video by Andy's former girlfriend, Lynne Margulies and former writing partner, Bob Zmuda. Eighteen years later, Carrey looks back at the resulting footage, reflecting on how he and Andy came up in oddly parallel universes, his experience channeling Andy and Tony, and more broadly the spiritual journey of his career.


Chris Smith