April 10, 2021

Amateur Throwers: Jim Carrey returns to comedy

Production : Dean Parisot
Scenario: Judd Apatow, Nicholas Stoller
Actors: Jim Carrey, Téa Léoni, Alec Baldwin
In theaters since February 22

Remember, not so long ago Jim Carrey embodied jesters in painful (but successful) films, such as Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber or The Mask... Then he raised his image with the most serious The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Since then, he has returned to humor, now selecting his scripts better.

In Amateur Stingershe interprets a young executive full of spirit, ambition and good humor, one day catapulted to the summit of the all-powerful Globodyne Corp ... before seeing this one, the next day, collapse in a scandal financial situation, and thus to become unemployed. He and his wife then lose everything they wanted: cars, Hi-Fi, and especially their dreams (American, of course). Their last solution? Play Bonny and Clyde.

This film is an economic satire, therefore. And well turned: it is clearly inspired by the Enron, WorldCom or Tyco cases, ironically leaning on the most sordid aspects of unreasoned capitalism. With all the humor, exaggerations and derision, the attack works all the better. So, far from being embarrassing, the grimaces of Jim Carrey fall right.

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