Comic actor Jim Carrey plays it (mostly) straight for this smart satire from director Peter Weir (DEAD POETS SOCIETY). The life of Truman Burbank (Carrey) has been broadcast around the world with tremendous success since the day he was born. A star for the mere fact that he exists, Truman has no idea that there are cameras in every corner of his world. But soon, cracks begin to show in the constructed world, and Truman questions his existence while everyone around him is in on the joke. Weir directs a fine cast, including Laura Linney as Truman's wife and Ed Harris as the show's director. Screenwriter Andrew Niccol also added interesting twists to the scripts for S1M0NE and GATTACA.
I adore this movie. This movie is to Jim Carrey what "Punch-Drunk Love" was for Adam Sandler. Cried like a motherfucker at the end and loved every second of it. Fantastic concept, also led to a REAL reality TV show (The Joe Schmo Show). Simultaneously a scathing and loving view on humanity which is all I ever want from books, movies, and tv. This is undoubtedly a classic and certainly in my top 20 films of all time.
I, personally, have never understood what people love so much about reality TV. It has gotten the worst reputation nowadays, yet is extremely popular. But for the worst reputation, you look at things like The Hills, Laguna Beach, and especially Jersey Shore and say that it doesn't deserve it. My main question is: "Who the fuck cares about these people. Their lives are not interesting in any way yet we want to watch them and cross-examine every part of their lives and them doing disgusting … more
THE TRUMAN SHOW We as a people seem to be obsessed with watching other people's lives as if ours is not good enough, it is called reality TV. Sure some watch it to see people more pathetic then themselves but for the most part people watch other people because they feel their lives are more interesting. Whatever the reason ther3e was a movie that kind of touched on that type of thing and may give a look into what may be the future of reality … more
Pros: Carrey, Harris, Emmerich, amazing story, fantastic cinematography, great direction Cons: the ladies of the film (Linney and McElhone) The Bottom Line: This is a terrific film. I highly recommend it to fans of comedy and drama alike! Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. I am not a fan of Jim Carrey. I never have been, and I never will be. I can't stand the way he relies on physical humor, … more