I have watched him my entire life. I have quoted him. I have acted out his characters and, more importantly, I have watched others imitate his ridiculous behaviors in all environments and levels of personal and professional life. I literally quote him as a part of my regular language. He is B-E-A-Utiful. In, “Jim Carrey
I have watched him my entire life. I have quoted him. I have acted out his characters and, more importantly, I have watched others imitate his ridiculous behaviors in all environments and levels of personal and professional life. I literally quote him as a part of my regular language. He is B-E-A-Utiful.
I saw Sonic 2. He is a huge part of what I love about family comedies. He gives everything, EVERYTHING in every shot. There is no way any other actor is delivering more of themself in every ounce of screen time. Carrey is – and always will be – the embodiment of a cartoon come to life. And his role in this franchise is sharing the screen with three computer generated charters and they are EQUALS in expression.
He isn’t without his personal faults, missteps, crimes, and issues brought to light in the way Twitter swiftly digs up old things forgotten and reminds the world that there hasn’t been justice on pretty serious issues. Yes, I have chosen to separate the art from the artist. And many of those movies I grew up on were pretty inappropriate as well. The 90’s to early 2000’s ‘family’ movies were… cringe-worthy misogynist trash. But, I’m not throwing out the baby with the bathwater. I can choose to love 90% of those movies and choose to love 90% of those performers. Actors who stood out to generations of youngsters will live on forever, just like problematic uncles and not-ok-to-say-that-in-public grandparents that we still love. This will continue to happen and, yes, we can demand more of our artists who become role models. We must demand more.
While we process some of that, it’s ok to enjoy what we loved again and again and again.
To share a few moments of joy from Carrey’s career, I give you a very very very short list from moviequotes.com:
I’ve been a fan since 1994. Kids will be discovering him for the first time right now in 2022. What a wild ride. I wish nothing but the best for him.
Unless something amazing comes around, we may be at the end of Carrey’s unique and fabulous career in comedy. And that’s ok. I want peace for this national treasure, I want him to have all that we couldn’t offer to great comedians we lost too soon. I want Mr Carrey to have rest, I LOVE what he says about his next steps, from Paige Strout above: