Why you should watch the show "Just kidding," with Jim Carrey
Cinema / / December 19, 2019
Nov. 11 on Showtime channel released the final episode of the first season of the series "Just kidding» (Kidding) - Collaboration by Jim Carrey and directed "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" by Michel Gondry. This project is not just triumphant return of the actor and a really great show with a lot of artistic merit. In addition, because it can make a lot of useful information.
The plot tells the story of Jeff (aka Mr. Pickles) - creator of the beloved children's show. Jeff love people of all ages. He tries to help not only in word but in deed: transfers the money to charities, supports patients and children.
But in his life, he can not understand, one of the twin sons died, the other does not want to talk to the father, with his wife, Jeff razosholsya and now lives separately. And a man who is used to deliver the goods and wisdom, Is on the verge of a nervous breakdown, not knowing how to live with these emotions.
3 reasons to watch this series
1. Jim Carrey in the title role
Once this fine actor known for comedic roles exclusively. For many, "The Mask," "Ace Ventura," "Dumb and Dumber" - favorite movies childhood or youth. But then Kerry is increasingly disclose the dramatic talent, played a controversial role, and even gloomy. And best of all he manages is a tragicomedy - the combination of funny and sad.
This talent and revealed in "Just kidding." Kerry Hero is on the verge of a nervous breakdown, it happens rage, he tries to shave his head. But at the same time trying to be nice to others, continues to lead the children's program, although more and more inclined it to serious topics.
Moreover, all this is too reminiscent of the fate of Jim Carrey. He was famous for funny roles and joy to millions of viewers, but for years virtually disappeared from the screens of personal tragedies.
In addition to Kerry in the series played a lot of great actors. Role his father played by Frank Langella, and my sister played Catherine Keener (both - the nominees for "Oscar"Holders and a plurality of awards). But we must admit that the first story rests on the main character.
2. Within 5 minutes of crying and laughing back
"Just kidding" - one of those rare stories where the viewer can choke with laughter, and after five minutes barely hold back the tears. Mad surprise plot moves and jokes really funny, though often teeter on the edge of decency. Here to talk about sexual orientation, using as an analogy play the clarinet and the piano, and the visitor from the East shows a theater of shadows, but it manages to keep just three dolls, using not only his hands.
And just immediately pick up serious topics: how family members learn to communicate again after child deaths, how to deal with a terminally ill person, whether to save the marriage without love is necessary for the sake of his son. Each of these moments clings to the core, as in funny masks and strange situations show real life and ask questions that have no answer neither the characters nor the audience.
3. Feast for the eyes
Jim Carrey and Michel Gondry have worked together on the film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind». And in many ways, "Just kidding," repeating the history of painting. Here again an ambiguous story, framed in a very unusual visual range. For example, during a conversation between two characters in a cafe show only their feet under the table. And it conveys emotions better than if the person were in the frame. Shooting children's show - a constant set of simple but very ingenious effects, enabling characters to fly in a barrel or tap to dance.
But the most striking example - a continuous scene, which shows the change in the room of one of the characters over time. The creators of the series later shared a video clip of the work on this point, and there really is no flush mounting - only coordinated work crew.
This scene can be called a separate work of art. The whole history of man for two minutes, and amazingly complex preparation behind the scenes.
Teach "Just kidding"
The plot of the series as it echoes the desire of the hero here in simple words tell of very complex situations, which may be familiar to many. And perhaps, the screen example of someone to help avoid problems in real life.
1. You can not lock the emotions in themselves
Jeff Pickles used to always be kind and bring joy. He tries to stay calm even in the most difficult situations. But in fact there is accumulated frustration and anger that leads him to a nervous breakdown. Negative You can not hide forever: the consequences could be disastrous., And broke furniture in the office is not the worst thing.
2. We need to talk with their children on serious topics
Talk with your child about death Sexually or divorce of parents is very difficult. But if you constantly to protect him from such topics, the consequences could be much worse.
Children know that the sky is blue. they need to know now what to do, when it collapses.
Jeff wants to talk to them in plain language about such things. He writes a transmission similar to the lost things and toys. But all that refuse to let the air, offering in return once again to talk about colors. And then the daughter of his sister falls into hysterics, having learned that the parents may break up.
3. Relatives and friends of a successful person remain in his shadow
The family and friends of Jeff in the series dedicated to no less time than the main character. And the best example of someone who did not notice - his sister Didi. All her life she remained on the sidelines, behind his father and brother. In this case, Didi years sews costumes for the show manages dolls and tries in every way to support the family. But her work is almost always invisible to others.
4. Doing business with family is very difficult
By Mr. Pickles manages his father, Sebastian. When a man begins to doubt the adequacy of the son, that is in a difficult situation: on the one hand, it must support a loved one, the other - to take care of finances, The workplace and the possible existence of the show without his protagonist.
At first glance it may seem that Sebastian is ready to sacrifice his son for the sake of business, but in fact it is really worried about the family's well-being and such solutions are not easy.
5. Helping someone else, do not forget about your family
Thousands of people are grateful for the help Mr. Pickles. But due to the fact that he's been busy show, Jeff own children were often denied contact with my father. With his wife, he also lost contact. In the end, it turned out that Jeff, helping to almost all over the world have forgotten about their relatives. It is reached by the Board of strangers, he send the letter. But in doing so he does not know how to talk to his son.
Now Showtime has reached all 10 series "Just kidding." And now is the time to get acquainted with the series, even those who did not find him start. In addition, it has already renewed for a second season, which means that the story is not over Mr. Pickles.
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