Fun with Jim

How many times have you imagined going against the norm or breaking the rules – even though you never would.

There is a sense of excitment and adrenaline pumping emotion that comes out of doing something dangerous or against the law. Of course doing so wouldn’t be a great idea – but it is fun when we get to live these crazy fantasies out vicariously.

We get to do just that with the smash hit – and one of the many great films we’ve seen Jim Carrey in –

Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

In this comedy action drama, we have Jim playing the role of Dick Harper.

Dick is a great guy, family man type of character who is easily recognizable and lovable. He loves his wife, they share a solid bond on camera too. Jane Harper is played by Tea Leoni and what a great pick for the wholesome wife to complete this almost storybook feeling couple.

Dick works hard and when he suspects a big promotion is on the way… the CEO bails on the company, selling it off for a big payday leaving everyone else in the dust, including our hero Dick.

Don’t worry, however, because Dick is fed up being Mr. Nice Guy and having his dreams and hard work taken from under him….he decides to break the rules and fight back.

He and Jane turn to theft and burglary to make up for the lost income which proves to be quite the hilarious sequence of scenes.

Just take a look at this trailer:

One notable scene that I found particularly hilarious was when Dick resorted to go out all night stealing sections of grass from neighbors’ yards, golf course, and even cemetery. The entire scene is so ridiculous and Jim Carrey pulls it off in the only way he knows how – over the top and funny as hell.

I can only think what neighbors would actually think if they woke up to find their yard missing a 2×2 foot square of grass simply missing from the middle of their lawns… they better call up to get it fixed up!

Fun with Dick and Jane is another great collection to keep with the other Jim Carrey greats. If you haven’t seen it in awhile, throw it in the DVD player and have a good laugh. This one is well done and like always – simply hilarious.

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Jim, himself, and more Jim

Just a feel good, life loving cop trying to get through the day with a smile on his face… that’s Charlie. He makes the most of every situation and is hard to keep his optimism and spirit down.

On the other hand we have Hank.

Hank is basically the f*ck you up if you look at me wrong type. Assertive, no filter, and afraid of nothing.

Sounds like two totally different kinds of people… yet Jim Carrey shows up what it would be like to have them be one in the same in this hilarious comedy

Me, Myself & Irene

Jim Carrey plays a friendly cop who develops a dissociation personality disorder where he enables a completely different personality to overtake himself – basically two people in one.

As he fights to control his inner struggles and split personality, he is assigned to help a pretty lady who is on the run from her crazy ex.


The movie poster pretty much explains what we can expect… that is brilliant work by a Mr. Jim Carrey who is unstoppable when it comes to fulfilling roles where he can really let loose and get his unique and hilarious mannerisms out on screen.

I mean, that is what we’ve come to love about Jim, right?

The first time I saw this film was at my friend’s house. His parents had installed a home theater room that was incredible. Needless to say I got to see Jim as both Charlie and Hank on a massive projector screen which really made the film memorable to me.

Jim Carrey’s faces and crazy acts, like fighting himself in the car (lol), just make this movie fantastic.

Complete with spectacular writing – this comedy offers some really “piss-your-pants” moments that you just can’t help but love.

What’s Funny?


What makes people laugh?

What is funny?

When it comes down to it there are so many elements of humor and everybody experiences humor and “funny” in different ways.

Environment & Culture

Depending on where you grew up or live greatly effects how you perceive humor and what is and isn’t funny.

The same joke told on the east coast, say New York, versus California on the west coast could be completely different end results.

Expand this to other cultures and countries as well!

In fact, there are many debates and studies into the human brain relating to laughter and humor which aim to understand it better.

We are the only species which laugh – an interesting thought… but maybe it is exactly that; thought.

You see we are the only species who are “self-aware” understanding our existence and capability of intelligent thought. Maybe this holds some part of the key to understanding laughter and humor.

Either way – we are all humans, those reading and myself… (or am I?) and thus we all experience humor and laughter. But what makes one person laugh and another unmoved?

Don’t say No… Say Yes!

Carl’s life is at a bit of a low point. Nothing exciting happening and no immanent success or notably worthwhile events are occurring any time soon…

This is when Carl decides to enroll in a personal development class and learns a simple approach to life which can be summed up in one work…Yes.

Yes Man (2008)


This comedy has Jim Carrey in a unique role where he isn’t told to be crazy silly or wacky or put on any crazy masks or play two personalities at once.

He is a more genuine character and this movie is a lot more story driven than it is slap stick humor or a ridiculous scenes stacked next to each other.

What I love most about this movie is that although it seems a bit absurd that by saying “yes” to every opportunities and question asked of you, you can change your whole life around – it does serve some interesting arguments and philosophies which in fact do make differences.

When Carl Allen, played by Jim Carrey, challenges himself to start saying “Yes” to everything that pops up in his life, he begins to open up doors and interactions unknown to him before – which initially result in a great deal of personal success for him.

What the movie goes on to also teach is that it is okay to say no time and again – but the individuals who become stuck in their ways in life who do not venture outside their narrow comfort zone tend to never achieve much for themselves.

Take a look at this clip from a notable scene in the film:

We get to see some of the Jim Carrey we know and love, his passion for uniqueness with his rendition of the song for us in his own – slightly humorous way.

This was one of the instances where Jim’s character decided to act and do something – saying “Yes” – and it resulted in such a fantastic heroic act!

Yes, its just a movie…

But we get the sense that if decisions like these could cause larger changes than we’d expect, that maybe by acting more on our gut feelings in life can offer us some kind of gratification; if not for others as well.

For a feel good movie with a great story line and entertaining cast – check out Yes man.

To get you in the spirit, why not say “Yes” to seeing this movie if you haven’t already viewed it! See what I did there…

Master of Masks

Jim Carrey has been known for his wacky and wild characters he can pull off – which many times seems like an endless pool of choices of which he chooses and can act out.

His work inspires us for how talented an actor he is. What I find notable to mention is that many of his films where he stars in tend to compliment his strengths of “multiple characters”. He seems to always have a unique and elaborate take on a new character and this holds extra true for the smash hit from 1994. A shout out to for being such a great resource on a ton of information which I refer to often for accuracy with Jim Carrey’s work!

The Mask

The Mask

What a great set up for the mastermind, Jim Carrey.

In this film, Jim plays Stanley Ipkiss. He has a simple life, works at a bank – is honest and kinda safe..

We get a nice “raw” kind of Jim here where you can actually believe this is how Jim Carrey may actually be off the set, which adds to his likability as Stanley.

Stanley then discovers a magical mask which, when tried on, transforms Stanley into… The Mask!

The Mask vs Stanley

The Mask enables Stanley to do all the things his inner self would love to do but can’t bring himself to actually act on.

The Mask is a bit of a wild cannon however, getting Stanley into some trouble both with law enforcement and a local wise guy who then has an out for the Mask’s head.

Stanley fights with his own emotions throughout the film as he loves the freedom and thrills the mask allows him to take, but fights with the responsible side of him.

Take a look at this funny scene from The Mask!

This is what I love about Jim Carrey. He can really dive into a character and make you believe he is real, and really funny!

A Deeper Look

What I love is the deeper understand that can be reached from this film.

Yes, it is a ridiculous movie with unrealistic scenes and plot.

But it does offer a great metaphor.

The “Mask” transforms Stanley physically and in a comedic cartoonish way, but it illustrates what a mask can do for many people.

You see when people don’t know who your true identity is, many people become empowered to do things they otherwise wouldn’t without the embarrassment, shame, guilt, or repercussions which friends and society would have of them.

Many people seek this type of escape in many forms – like having an alias online – or through social media outlets.


Hilarious, wacky, and memorable. All terms that seem to follow Jim Carrey’s work.

This film is no exception to the great works done by Mr. Carrey.

The Mask offers up a funny take on a topic that many people can struggle with. At the end of the film, Stanley lands the girl on his own without the need of his crutch – the mask.

Likewise we can all look a little deeper and understand that we have the skills and value already in us to achieve great things – we just need to lose the mask and do them ourselves!

Kickin’ some Ass

We know Jim Carrey for many funny man roles. He has won our hearts from years ago with some seriously funny roles in films such as Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, and many more.

What I really enjoyed was seeing Jim Carrey outside of his usual roles and into a new costume; a super hero.

Kick-Ass 2


Kick-Ass 2 followed up on the previous box office hit, Kick-Ass. Known for its cartoonish spin on real life – where super heroes have stepped up to fight crime; this gory action thriller provides some unique scenes with some really kick ass fight scenes. (no pun intended)

There are some beautiful colors and cinematography done in this film which adds to its appeal.

We have in this sequel some familiar faces and super heroes, along with the return of the hilarious and sometimes annoying super villain, “The MotherF*cker”.

Loved by many, Animals that is…

A film from 1995 and a very notable character leaving audiences talking with their butts for weeks after viewing it in theaters as I review a sequel to another great one by Jim Carrey,

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

From even the start of this film we get a full fledged dose of what the movie we are about to see is all about. Jim Carrey is simply brilliant and nobody has been able to match his quirky goofiness quite the way he does it.

High up in the mountains – Ace Ventura – shows us what it takes to be a man in the line of work he is… which is what exactly? A kind of super secret animal rescue and forensics expert? Either way he makes us believe that this is a legitimate and well organized profession which he is simply the best at.

Sequel to the very famous, very funny, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – which starred the decorated actor Courteney Cox (which I will be sure to do a blog post about in the future).

This film plays right into all the strengths of this power house of a comedian and using what worked from the first film just a year prior, they really amped up the script and screen play to let Jim Carrey shine.

Anytime somebody mentions to me Ace Ventura I actually think of this movie, the sequel, and a particular scene which stood out to me because it made me laugh so hard I was crying and couldn’t control myself…

I mean, yes I’m a big fan of comedy.

Yes, I laugh often and find many things humorous…

But his scene just had that extra one to combo which made me flat out lose it:

How the Jim Stole Christmas

Its the year 2000 and Ron Howard does it again with another great one as we take a look at a Christmas classic revisited – only this time there is a familiar character behind the star of this holiday treat.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas


A “must watch” holiday tradition for many is to view classic Christmas themed movies – especially those clay-mation ones starring Mr Heat Miser (remember him?) Among other classics include, “A Christmas Story” and “The Year Without a Santa” or even “Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer”. All of these classics I love to watch and when I find myself needing to buy a copy of a classic film I discovered I was missing… I visit They have such a great selection and most times, they are super in expensive to grab a copy for your collection!

I am pleased to say that this excellent film has become a must watch film for many since its release in 2000 because of how beautiful, entertaining, and unforgettable it was. I mean, they managed to make the Grinch a super lovable character who you can’t turn your eyes away from the television for.

Forever Funny

It’s 1995 and Jim Carrey is back in action. Only this time he is a villain of sorts and does battle against the ever famous Batman in this lightly humorous color packed take on a classic super hero

Batman Forever


Now this isn’t your Michael Keaton Batman and all as intense with such a serious story line, however it does have its moments.

What I loved about this Batman version was how fun they made it. You know how big a fan of comedy I am.

Gotham City is a big idea – to be interpreted many different ways.

The heroes, the villains, even the city itself, are very animated and have extraordinary qualities even from the comics.

So why not take the classic Batman film and make one that is over the top and imaginative?

Well, these guys did just that!

Funny in Color

From 1990-1994 the television sketch comedy “In Living Color” aired on Fox causing quite a stir. It was written and produced by the Waynes brothers Keenan and Damon whom are highly recognized for their comedy works throughout the years.

The beauty of this show was that its title referred to not only the play off highlighting color televisions as opposed to black and white televisions but also played off the current workings of sketch comedy – ruled by that of Saturday Night Live. You see, Saturday Night Live was a smash sketch comedy show which featured primarily white actors.

The Waynes brothers created In Living Color with the roles reversed, highlighting a brilliant cast of primarily black comedians. Some notable names can be found such as: Jamie Foxx, the Waynes brothers and sister, Tommy Davidson, David Allen Grier, and of course – the odd man out – Jim Carrey.

What made these sketches so remarkable many times were because the spin offs of stereotypes and classifications given to both black and white people. Jim Carrey would be right in the thick of it.

Take a look at some remarkable highlights from the show.

Once again we see some signature Jim Carrey moves. From his flaccid movements to his crazy facial expressions, it’s the Jim Carrey we all know and love.