Most people enjoy watching Jim Carrey’s movies because they uplift their spirits and make them laugh aloud. They forget their problems and begin to absorb themselves into another world even if it is for a short period of time. People laugh at the way the actor contorts their face, the way they mimic other voices and people, and the many different characters they portray in their movies. Furthermore, Jim Carrey is known as the King of Comedy. However, the actor’s movies don’t just make people laugh, but hidden in them are important life lessons teaching people about love, friendship, relationships, and joy.
Throughout his career, Jim Carrey has played many careers. His style of comedy is unmatched, and it can be said that he is in a league of his own. Even though, some would criticize his work and his comedy style. Still, his movies bring joy and happiness to the audience, while pointing out important social issues. People need to understand the type of messages each movie of his is conveying. Following is a list of some of Jim Carrey’s most well known movies describing the messages of joy each one communicates with the audience:
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
This movie stars Kate Winslet opposite Jim Carrey. In the movie, they play former lovers who had their memory erased after some dispute in their relationship. Even after having their memories erased, they are still attracted to each other. Eventually, they fall in love with each other all over again. The movie is teaching people about a valuable lesson of love and relationships.
The movie through its story states that certain people are meant to end up with each other no matter how hard they try to erase the past. The past is not erasable, people cannot escape from it, and it always has a way to catch up with them. Therefore, instead of running from the past, people should accept it and embrace it. Another lesson the movie teaches the viewers is that people don’t realize the value of a person or thing until it’s gone.
People take everything they receive in life for granted, but when it disappears, they realize how important it was and how lucky they were to have it in the first place. It is important that everyone should appreciate the people and things around them. In addition, relationships work well when people are able to forget the past, forgive, work on it, and move on. This message is true for parents, partners, spouses, children, and friends because underneath all the fights and arguments there is still love.
2. The Mask
The Mask is about a person name Stanley Ipkiss who is often taken advantage off by his boss, co-workers, and landlord. The person lacks confidence and self-esteem and everyone regards him as worthless. Then he finds a mask, which transforms him into a completely different person.
He starts feeling confident and takes revenge on everyone who wronged him in the past. When he has to save the lovely Tina Carlyle, he chooses to do it without the help of the mask. The movie is informing the audience that people don’t need to fake who they are and that they can find inner strength to face people and obstacles if they just believe in themselves.
In order to achieve inner strength, people need to find their inner confidence. The movie’s message is very clear and states that people shouldn’t have to pretend to be someone they are not. Moreover, confidence can be built up and they don’t need a false mask to do it.
3. Bruce Almighty
Bruce Almighty is a comedy film that revolves around the life of a news reporter who is unhappy with where his life is going and constantly blames God for everything. Until one day, God decides to give the news reporter all the powers. The lesson being communicated in this movie is to believe and to remain patient.
This movie teaches people to believe and be positive. People should try to improve the situation they find unacceptable instead of complaining about it. Life has its ups and downs, but people should try taking things in stride. Things eventually get better and they shouldn’t lose hope just because something in their life is amiss now.
4. Yes Man!
This movie is about a man who works in a bank. Jim Carrey’s character has a habit to say no to everything until he visits a motivational conference that inspires him to say yes to everything. The lesson in this movie encourages people to take risks.
Most people are afraid to take chances and say yes to new opportunities. New opportunities like going on a trip, taking a new job, or getting married. Opportunities come in all forms. Yes Man, the movie, encourages people to become risk takers so they can find new opportunities. Furthermore, saying no may result in them passing up some beneficial opportunities. Even though the future is unpredictable and people are afraid to explore, but taking calculated risks from time to time can lead them to finding opportunities.
5. Liar Liar
In this movie there is a lawyer whose main focus is to become a top lawyer in his law firm. In order to win cases and solve problems, the character lies a lot. When the character misses his son’s birthday, the son makes a wish for the character to never be able to lie again. Throughout the movie, the character cannot stop lying and learns vital lessons about the effects of lying. Liar Liar’s message is that people should avoid lying, as it doesn’t help to bring any joy.
Lying, when used continually and on the smallest issues, brings more harm to people than joy. The movie taught people that when the character stopped lying, he started to appreciate everything a little more. The character understood how the constant lying hurt the people he loved and cared for most. Furthermore, having a truthful relationship with someone whether it’s your children, parents, or spouse promotes a healthy and happy relationship.
Jim Carrey’s movies have provided people with many different life lessons. A lesson to believe in oneself, not take people for granted, never give up, never to lie, and always give people a chance to work through problems. Making use of these life lessons will bring people joy because they will be establishing good habits that will benefit them in the future. It is remarkable how movies that are meant to be funny contain deep and meaningful messages that we can use to make our lives better.