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January 22nd, 2005
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Date:January 22nd, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC)
I agree that Jim Carrey did an unusually good job of avoiding his usual "haha, look at me I'm Jim Carrey" schtick in favor of an equally clowning, but less... self-aware routine. Frankly I think his best role to date was in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", where he suppressed all that completely, but then I've never been too much of a fan of the mania school of funny.

I've liked (at least, given a value greater than zero to) every Jim Carrey movie I've seen, even including The Cable Guy, though I'll admit that that one was not worth seeing twice (I did anyway, for some obscure reason I've forgotten). I'm not even sure how to compare performances cross-movie. I mean, if it was a remake of the same script, then sure, but I think Jim Carrey has done a pretty good job of fitting his role in every movie of his I've seen. That some of those roles were themselves better or worse is not really his responsibility (well, maybe a little bit, since he chose to act in them).

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