The Truman Show (1998)
The Truman Show is a special story about Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey). Truman is the world’s first person to be born on tv and have his life broadcasted to the world, all without him knowing. He lives in a special studio that is the size of a small state and everyone in his world is an actor. As Truman grows up, he begins to have thoughts and ideas that are different from the direction the show’s creator Cristoff (Ed Harris) wanted. He falls in love with the wrong girl back in high school and when the show takes her out of Truman’s life, he is determined to find her. He does have a wife Meryl (Laura Linney) that the show wanted him to be with, but he knows that he doesn’t love her. When strange and odd things begin to happen in Truman’s world, Truman starts to piece together that his world might not be real. Appearing on my top 100 list, this is one of Jim Carrey’s best movies. It’s funny, charming and not like most of his stupid humor movies. The audience wants to cheer for Truman and hopes that he can get out of the prison that is his television show. It has a good moral that no matter the struggles, anyone will do anything for love if it is strong enough. If you have a good kind heart and like feel good comedies, then see the Truman Show. Co-starring Noah Emmerich and Natascha McElhone.
9/10 Stars – Charming and funny, one of Jim Carrey’s best movies
Truman show is the idea we have all thought about but no one can prove, that we all are living in a world being controlled or watched by someone else (aside from God). Jim Carrey’s portrayal of Truman will tug at your heart. You find yourself, as you watch, trying to tell him what to do and where to go to figure it all out. Everything is fantastic about this movie for me except….the ending. Not that the ending is bad, it is actually exactly what you want to happen. BUT and this is a only a but for me, I wanted to see him succeed outside the fake world. I became so attached to Truman that I wanted to see him in the real world. To me it would have been better if this lead into a mini series or a sequel or something to satisfy my curiosity.
9/10 Stars – Tempted to give it lower for the lack of sequel but a wonderful movie none-the-less
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