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The Truman Show
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Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey

Truman Burbank
Laura Linney

Laura Linney

Meryl Burbank / Hannah Gill
Natascha McElhone

Natascha McElhone

Lauren / Sylvia
Holland Taylor

Holland Taylor

Truman's Mother
Brian Delate

Brian Delate

Truman's Father
Blair Slater

Blair Slater

Young Truman
Peter Krause

Peter Krause

Lawrence


Written by
Andrew Niccol

Andrew Niccol

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7 years, 6 months ago at Aug 16 20:44
4 votes
This film is fantastic entertainment. It was the first time I realised what a fantastic actor Jim Carrey is underneath all the non-stop clowning.

The plot to me is entirely feasible. As humanity becomes more obsessed with celebrity and reality tv show culture, I can't think why this would not happen in the not-so-distant future. The Truman Show follows Truman Burbank - his entire li... read more

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5 years, 4 months ago at Oct 11 17:03
2 votes

The Truman Show is definitely Jim Carrey's best performance. The idea was brilliant too but the implementation was more brilliant! And there were some really great acting, which is really worth to watch: Ed Harris who played Cristof, the creator, and the others who were playing their part in that fake world, with all those fake smiles, bedded tv commercials, monotonous daily routines. I be... read more

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3 years, 11 months ago at Apr 2 23:34
2 votes
The Truman Show despite the fact that it is a commercial production scenario has been carefully designed in order to puzzled viewers.
The aim of the project is simply to awaken us and to show how the media affect our lives. Essentially guide our behavior, our reactions when in a situation similar to a TV hero, and our needs. The project is certainly the attitude of the hero immediately affe... read more
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An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a TV show.
Release date: 5 June 1998
UPC: 097363311270
Drama (78), Comedy (55), 1998 (30), Fantasy (23), 1990s (23), Reality Tv (18), Satire (17), (15), Voyeurism (14), Television (13), Sci-fi (13), Escape (11), Usa (11), Simulated Reality (10), Controlled Environment (9), Character Name In Title (9), God Complex (8), Paranoia (8), School (6), Jim Carrey (6)
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The Truman Show

“Remember that brief period of time when Jim Carrey was moving beyond the juvenile brand of comedy that had made his name and expanding into fairly adventurous dramatic territory? When films like The Truman Show or Man on the Moon felt like the next stage of his career, before realizing that these were just strange detours before going back to overacting and mugging for laughs? Yeah, I know it’s tough to remember this brief period of time, but it happened. And it proved that if he wanted to, Carrey could have gone the path of Robin Williams or Whoopi Goldberg and left a lasting impression on dramatic character parts.

Granted, The Truman Show is practically all surface polish, high-concept, and a great central performance from Carrey with an eccentric group of supporting players” read more

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“Great film, Jim Carrey is great in everything to be fair and this is no exception, some good laughs to be had from this film, with some great lines. Some emotional scenes as well, an all round great film, another one all the family could enjoy.” read more

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