- Actors: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone
- Directors: Peter Weir
- Writers: Andrew Niccol
- Producers: Adam Schroeder, Andrew Niccol, Edward S. Feldman, Lynn Pleshette, Richard Luke Rothschild
- Format: NTSC
- Number of tapes: 1
- MPAA Rating:
- Studio: Paramount Home Video
- VHS Release Date: June 29 1999
- Run Time: 103 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 423 customer reviews
- ASIN: 630518299X
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #501 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)
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The whole world is watching--literally--every time TrumanBurbank makes the slightest move. Unbeknownst to him, in thishauntingly funny film by Peter Weir, his entire life has been anunending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. Andeveryone he knows--including his mother, his wife, and his bestfriend--is really an actor, paid to be part of his life. In thisintriguing and surprisingly touching 1998 film, writer Andrew Niccolimagines an ultimate kind of celebrity, then sees it brought to lifewith comic intensity and emotional honesty by Jim Carrey in what maybe the performance of his career. Carrey has exceptional support fromLaura Linney and Ed Harris, but it's his show, in a portrayal thatdemonstrates just what kind of range Carrey is capable of. --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It brings to mind the story by Gurdjieff of the evil magician, as the movie shows how Truman is really not in control of anything, as it is all orchestrated from above. Just like we like to think we are at the top of the food chain and in control of our lives, so too does Truman believe that he makes real choices and that he is free. Little does he know that he is lives in a "cage". To keep Truman from discovering the Truth, the "media" is employed to constantly shape his opinions and to suppress any questioning of the reality in which he lives. This has scary parallels to todays world, where the mainstream media and manufactured opinion polls acts like the ancient Greek chorus in shaping public opinion the way the controllers wish it to be.
So definitely a top movie, that won't disappoint. It is a wake-up call to question one's own reality and to whether one is just a machine playing out a script written by someone else.
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Touching play by Carey
Convincing play by Ed Harris.
Worth seeing many times.