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on June 7, 2017
Another good one from Carey.
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on October 3, 2005
Beware of spoilers here:

This film is totally enjoyable. Once again Carrey shows that he is capable of serious acting and not just the goofy stuff. He really is a wonderful talent and I still continue to wonder why he did so many of those toilet humor movies.

The premise of the film is fresh and entertaining. In these days of reality television can a show like this be too far off in the distance? I think not. Here's the premise. Carrey plays a poor unsuspecting soul named Truman. He was an orphan who was sort of adopted by a televison show producer. His whole world is fake. His parents, his wife, best friend, neighborhood, job, etcetera. The weather, the sun, wind, rain. All fake. Everyone in his world is an actor. Even his town was a set. Cameras were hidden everywhere. The whole world watched Truman as he grew up. His first steps, his first day at school. Everything. Can't you just hear Hollywood's wheels turning as they try to figure out a way to make this happen one day?

The Truman show is such a hit that people in the real world have trouble functioning and living their own lives because they can't stop watching it. It's on 24 hours a day. There's the premise for reality t.v. Are we really so bored with our own lives that we have to tune in to watch what's going on in someone else's family?

Truman starts to notice little strange things around him. A light seemingly falls from the sky as he's on his way to work. The radio announces that it fell from a plane but we know that it was one of the studio lights. He also pines away for a girl that he never really had a chance to have a relationship with because the network already had a wife planned for him. They can control his world but they can't remove his memories. He also he a desire to travel but he lives on an island (or so it seemed to him) but he has a paralyzing fear of water because he saw his father drown in a storm at sea. Actually, the father was fired (from the show) and the station decided to kill him off. The man who played his father slips back on to the set one day and Truman sees him before the actors who play security guards and cops hustle him off the set. Things start to fall apart for the show after that.

Laura Linney plays Truman's make believe wife. She plays his wife strictly for the cash and fame. Ed Harris is excellent as the producer/director of the Truman Show. He feels like he is Truman's real father since he's the one that's been taking care of him all of his life.

Things finally come to a head and Truman has sort of a showdown with his creator. I won't say what happens but when the transmission of the Truman Show is cut, what do the folks that have been watching faithfully for years do? Turn the channel to see what else is on.

This film raises some interesting questions. Should we make a person's life a subject for our own entertainment? Can we really be so disinterested with our own lives that viewing someone else's life fulfills us? Just how far will the entertainment industry go to make a buck?

To those of you who are not Jim Carrey fans, I urge you to give The Truman show a try. Yes, Carrey is still a crazy, zany, rubberfaced guy but his range of acting abilities is remarkable to say the least. There really is talent inside that brain of his.

There is no sex or violence to speak of here. It's okay for young children although the concept could be difficult to grasp. Enjoy!
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on December 16, 2016
Absolutely fantastic. It's incredible to watch a movie where the star is oblivious that he's being watched 24/7 up until the end. Even more so now that we live in a society where people place so much value on sharing their mundane everyday lives in the hopes of going viral or becoming a celebrity themselves.
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on November 16, 2016
Educational beyond what humans know.
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on May 20, 2015
What can one say about The Truman Show? It's an almost perfect movie. I really dislike Jim Carrey, but he certainly doesn't ruin the movie, and at moments he really makes it. I probably should just go with 5 stars....
This was the first time showing the movie to my 9yo. She enjoyed it and I was pleased to note only 2 uses of the S word.
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on January 5, 2017
Great movie. It's Jim Carrey, what can you say!!
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on June 13, 2015
My family owns property in Seaside, Florida (it was filmed there, in Watercolor) and I remembered the movie from some of the sites there. It is such an awesome story! A world created for one man. I think we all sometimes wonder if our world is the creation of someone else, and if people in our lives are actors. This movie explores that idea, and Jim Carrey is the only non-actor in this world created by a television corporation. Awesome, and clean family fun!
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on January 11, 2017
Pay attention, people! This is a documentary! We live a very controlled "world"! And we aren't allowed to see the man behind the curtain.
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on December 17, 2016
It's a great movie with cinematic shots throughout highly recommended
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on September 24, 2016
One of his best movie, the concept was so original.
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