The Truman Show (Movie Review)

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PRAISES:

I don’t usually like Jim Carrey (apart from in Bruce Almighty), but in this he is incredibly convincing and not too annoying. An extremely creative movie that questions morals and really makes you think about all of the weird things that you do when you think no one is watching. Starring Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Dumb and Dumber) and directed by Peter Weir (Dead Poet Society, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World), this lives up to its reputation and is truly incredible.

PLOT:

When Truman Burbank notices that there is something off about the world around him, he begins to think that his life is fake and everyone around him are actors. When he starts to prove his theory (as everyone from the outside world watches), the creators of the TV show that he unknowingly stars in do all that they can to keep him where they can control him. The world is his stage.

PROBLEMS:

Jim Carrey’s smile. Fiji is not on the exact opposite side of the world from Seahaven.

POINTS:

Artistic Impression: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Enjoyment:🌟🌟🌟⭐️

Overall:🌟🌟🌟⭐️

PANDA:

IMDb: The Truman Show

New Yorker Article on The Truman Syndrome 

PETTY TRIVIA:

In an early scene, there is a bottle of Vitamin D to make up for lack of real sun.

On set the cast were forbidden to quote Jim Carrey’s ‘sillier’ movies.

There are people who suffer from a syndrome named the ‘Truman Syndrome’ in which they believe that they are in a situation like the Truman Show.

Jim Carrey was paid $12.5 million for his work on the film.

The name of Truman’s sailboat is the Santa Maria, the same name as one of Christopher Columbus’s ships.

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