The Truman Show is another one of those comedic-drama roles that Jim Carrey had in the late 1990s that moved him beyond his slapstick characters Dumb and Dumber, Mask, and Ace Ventura as he stars as Truman, a man specially chosen from birth to inhabit this fake world that appears perilously close to the United States during the 1950s. The catch is that he doesn’t know that his world is really the set of presumably the world’s most popular television show and his actions are determined/dictated by a manipulative executive producer type figure.
As I was watching the Truman Show, I couldn’t help but notice the parallels with today’s world, which has seemingly become saturated with reality television and this sort of fame cult. We are possibly coming very close to the line where something like the Truman Show isn’t as outlandish. Cameras are seemingly everywhere, “reality television” is everywhere and the line between real life and television and movies is becoming blurry.
A very good movie, but more than a little scary if you look beyond the face.
- Actors: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone, Ron Taylor
- Directors: Peter Weir, Michael J Mcalister
- Producers: Scott Rudin, Adam Schroeder, Ed Feldman, Andrew Niccol
- Format: AC-3, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, Spanish
- Dubbed: French
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: Parental Guidance SuggestedPG
- Studio: Paramount
- DVD Release Date: August 29, 2017
- Run Time: 102 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 1,281 customer reviews
- ASIN: B072QLMDPX
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,506 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)