So yesterday a video went around of Jim Carrey professing his love for actress Emma Stone in this weird, creepy, somewhat heartfelt, older-man-stalker kind of way. It was funny and odd, and it showed off an aging, watered-down comic actor who's sort of lost himself these past few years. Sure, he's getting work and his films are still making decent money (Mr. Popper's Penguins took in over $160 million worldwide), but it still feels like Jim Carrey has lost something. He's lost an edge and he's lost what made him unique in the first place. Now it seems like Jim Carrey is playing the version of Jim Carrey he thinks America wants to see, when what he should be doing is changing it up and reinventing himself for an evolving moviegoing audience.
And that's what it looks like he's doing with this video. Don't let it fool you -- this isn't Jim Carrey losing his mind and going off the deep end. This is a carefully constructed video with some great comedic timing that was planned beforehand and promoted via a press release a few hours after it arrived online. This isn't Jim Carrey going insane -- this is Jim Carrey trying to resurrect his career by attempting to harness the power of the viral video.
Will we see more videos from him? Probably. He already has others up on his official site. Will all the viral love lead to new fans and better film roles? Who knows. But they're definitely entertaining, we'll give him that.
Watch the video below.
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Emma Stone, Jim Carrey
it's quite hard to tell if he's serious or not!
Well, at least he didn't jump up and down on a couch on Oprah's show shouting "I love her! I love her!" ;)
Why is the camera so shaky...??? hummmmmm...
I love the man but he's simply stupid...He has forgotten what roles got him famous in the first place! Instead he keeps making ****** dramas and family movies...if that's what I wanted to watch I wouldn't buy tickets for a comedy.
Jim hasn't been doing what he does best these past few years. He should win audiences back by accepting more roles outside of the family category.
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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