Love: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Ace Ventura 1, Liar Liar.
Like: Dumb and Dumber (this is silly, but the thing that keeps me from loving this movie is when they sell the dead bird to the blind kid; it’s just so mean), Me, Myself and Irene, Ace Ventura 2, The Truman Show, Batman Forever (I know its not good but …).
Meh: Fun With Dick and Jane, The Majestic, Bruce Almighty, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Simon Birch, The Cable Guy, Man on the Moon, The Mask.
Dislike: Lemony Snickett’s a Series of Unfortunate Events
Hate: The Number 23.
Final Verdict: I think Jim Carrey is similar to Robin Williams, even though at just 10 years younger they were probably contemporaries. Both had a high-strung brand of comedy, both had monumental comedic movie success (although Carrey wins there; that’s why he was paid $25 mill per picture for a little while), both have done voice work and both have done serious movies.
I’m going to hold out hope that Carrey rights this ship and gives another performance like Eternal Sunshine. In both Eternal Sunshine and the Truman Show, he is understated, believable and likable. Based on his other movies this is not something that comes easily to him.
I think he should go after a strong supporting role to work back into serious fare.