Hitting the scene in the early 1980s Jim Carrey has made himself into quite an accomplished actor. Although Carry did some early films but really became a household name on Mad TV. It was here that he showed the world his true talent and quirky physical comedy which would catapult his career. This early foundational success can be seen in his later works in such films as Ace Ventura and Dumb & Dumber. If you were wondering what Jim Carrey has been up to lately this article highlights his most recent work.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Disney’s retelling of the Charles Dickens novel stars Jim Carrey, Jim Carrey and well Jim Carrey. A Christmas Carol is about Scrooge and how much he despised the Christmas season. Jim Carrey plays a number of roles in this film thanks to the magic of animation and make-up. He plays; Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Past , Scrooge as a Young Boy, Scrooge as a Teenage Boy, Scrooge as a Young Man, Scrooge as a Middle-Aged Man, Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. This movie was directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to The Future, The Polar Express) and contains some truly amazing effects. Great film to watch around the holidays but might be a little scary for small children.
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Carrey plays the deceptive Jay Russell who is a con-man on his deathbed telling his life story. Russell is your normal everyday police officer who is happily married who plays organ at the church and, when not at work, is looking for his biological mother. After Russell gets into a car accident, his life completely changes. He leaves his wife to find his true self as a gay man and moves to Miami to live a lavish lifestyle. Russell soon finds out that it is difficult to keep up with this expensive lifestyle causing him to become a con-man. Russell ends up getting caught and sent to prison where he is introduced and later falls in love with Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor). Russell is completely taken with Morris and spends all of his energy trying to be with him. Although not Carrey’s best work, the movie has some funny moments.
Yes Man (2008)
Jim Carrey plays Carl Allen who is a down on his luck banker with an extremely ordinary life. Carl attends a seminar in which everyone is encouraged to say “yes” to everything. Although skeptical Carl adopts this mantra and finds that his who world turns upside down. He ends up meeting a beautiful new girlfriend and gets a work promotion. Although life seems to be as good as it can get, Carl quickly finds that the new lifestyle that he has adopted is impossible to maintain. Carry returns to his happy go lucky comedic acting and performs quite well in this movie. The feel of the movie is very similar to Bruce Almighty which he starred in five years prior. Although the movie doesnt surprise the viewer it is worth a viewing as it will provide some great laughs.
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