Jim Carrey is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. He delivers all kinds of roles with the same depth; be it touching dramas or the silliest of comedies. But he is better known for the latter. Jim Carrey is a comedian and his physical comedy makes his characters more unique. There is something about his comedy movies that we all enjoy, even though not many of us would confess that in public. But Jim Carrey has given us a number of movies that are everyone’s secret guilty pleasure.
Dumb And Dumber
Comedy is subjective and Dumb and Dumber is a film that either one can absolutely love or just simply hate. But if made to confess, almost everyone out there would agree that it is their guilty pleasure. It is comedy on friends and a road trip, that pushes the boundaries of cartoon and reality. It is brash, unapologetic, and unhinged in all the best ways. The movie cleverly and knowingly shows us genuine stupidity and we love it.
In The Mask, we see Jim Carrey play a literal cartoon, like he wasn’t cartoonish enough. He plays a common man that comes across a mask and every time he wears it, his inner impulses are released. Though the movie isn’t that highly regarded, we all can agree that it is our guilty pleasure. CGI in the film is dated poorly, but who cares, Carrey’s comedic skills fill up every gap. It looks like a kid’s movie but a little darker and edgy. It has comedy that jumps from the Looney Toons-like jokes to humor that would not be appropriate for kids.
One thing about Liar Liar is that the movie has a strange imbalance between children’s comedy and sexual dialogues. Though both the directions are good to take, together they do not quite work out. But Jim Carrey’s comedy is what manages to make it our secret guilty pleasure. The point of view of kids, shared in the movie is touching making the movie kind of sweet. And with Jim Carrey’s character, we go on a journey as he learns about parenthood and the impacts of lying. Certain moments in the film are moving while others are simply funny.
Before Peyton Reed and Bradley Cooper joined MCU, they worked together on this film. It is dated by its pop-cultural reference. Yes Man was another film that allowed Jim Carrey to act on his impulses. This is a film about opening up to new experiences, and that is something we all wanna do, right? And this is why this movie is everyone’s guilty pleasure. The plot is simple with light romance and good comedy. Though Jim Carrey isn’t as manic as always, he is a man who is free-spirited. The humor on leaving your comfort and taking impulsive decisions makes the movie fun to watch.
Another movie where we get to see Jim Carrey’s methodical madness. Bruce Almighty is a movie that allows the actor the powers only limited by imagination. The movie has a few big names too, with Morgan Freeman playing God. The plot is about Bruce learning about responsibility. With the powers used for selfish reasons, one can bring chaos. The movie failed to deliver at many points but the comedy is its savior. The jokes are imaginative and fun, making this movie everyone’s guilty pleasure.
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