Jim Carrey was once the king of movie comedies, but he’s been something of a recluse on the big screen over the last several years. His last string of starring roles came in 2013 and 2014 with the releases of “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,” “Kick-Ass 2,” and “Dumb and Dumber To,” all of which misfired with critics and struggled at the box office. Although he appeared in a supporting role in this year’s “The Bad Batch,” he was unrecognizable and rejected all press opportunities to support the film.
All of this begs the question: What in the world has Jim Carrey been up to? He has provided an answer with his new short documentary, “I Needed Color.” The six-minute video was uploaded to Vimeo two weeks ago but has recently gone viral, becoming a Staff Pick on the streaming platform and racking up over 2 million views.