The Man in the Rubber Mask

Jim Carrey's Yes Man opens today. It's almost certainly lousy. But it's also an excellent opportunity to reflect - with James Parker, the Atlantic's new "Moving Pictures" columnist - on Carrey's peculiarly unnerving style of comedy, and the thread (well, more like a rope) of existential anxiety that runs through his filmography. Here's the piece; here's the videotape:

Ross Douthat is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register with Disqus.

Please note that The Atlantic's account system is separate from our commenting system. To log in or register with The Atlantic, use the Sign In button at the top of every page.

blog comments powered by Disqus