The Truman Show (1998)

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The Truman Show (1998)
  • Time: 103 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
  • Director: Peter Weir
  • Cast: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Ed Harris, Paul Giamatti

Storyline:

Truman Burbank is the star of “The Truman Show”, a 24-hour-a-day “reality” TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life — live and in color — without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows–including his wife and his best friend — is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

2 comments

  • “The Truman Show” is a wonderful movie! The ‘Truman’ character interpreted by Jim Carrey is awesomely played and the story is very, very original! The plot really is very intelligent and its a kind of movie that has never seen before and you’ll never forget either. Also Ed Harris’s portrayal of Christof (the creator) is brilliant and he certainly contributes to the brilliant ending! I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes good movies.

  • In a summer of leaping lizards and threatening meteors, there is an oasis and its name is The Truman Show. This is a film that deserves the hallelujahs and hosannas showered upon it; there has not been a film in recent memory that has dared to dream so audaciously and succeeded so victoriously as The Truman Show,uncontestedly the best picture of the year thus far.

    Much has already been made of Jim Carrey’s bid for dramatic credibility. A maniacally exhibitionistic performer on and off the screen, Carrey has established himself as the rubber-faced, contortionist master of puerile humor in such films as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Dumb and Dumber. His deviance from the formula, The Cable Guy, was misleadingly deemed a failure and is used by Hollywood as evidence of the audience’s unwillingness to accept Carrey as anything other than a wild and crazy guy. Let’s debunk this myth: first of all, The Cable Guy was not a failure; its $60-80 million domestic gross may not have been as stellar as Carrey’s other films (most of which have generated over $100 million in box-office receipts) but that hardly qualifies it as a flop. Secondly, and most importantly, it was a dark farce improperly marketed as a Jim Carrey vehicle. Thirdly, it was the first film for which Carrey was paid $20 million, an added onus for both film and star. Was The Cable Guy such a stretch anyway? No, if anything, it was an extension of Batman and Robin’s The Riddler. It was also a welcome return to the deliciously malevolent streak he displayed on the television sketch show, In Living Color.

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