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The Truman Show
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
2 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: Showcase Orange
Rating: PG Year: 1998 Category: Drama Romance Comedy
Director: Peter Weir Time: 103 min. Writer: Andrew Niccol

Reviews
Mine: Carrey is pretty good, but the story is weak. It sets up a romance that is does not complete. Gets tired after a while.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Truman Burbank lives a seemingly ideal existence in a tranquil seaside community. What he doesn't know is that his life is a giant 24-hour-a-day TV show, orchestrated by electronic mastermind/artist Harris in a completely controlled environment. Satire of our voyeuristic, consumer-driven society scores some points and offers Carrey a change of pace, but after the premise is established it doesn't know where to go. Perhaps that's because it's a short-story idea, not a feature film; The Twilight Zone used to do this kind of thing--better--in half-hour segments.
User Reviews:
Brent's rating:
4 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
The reviewer of this movie completely missed the underlying themes that are prevelant throughout the film. Looking past Carrey's witty satire, one has to see that Weir is in fact commenting on our dysfunctional society and criticizing modern television. He also cleverly satirizes religion, as "Christof" represents God and "Truman" represents Jesus. Carrey is brillant in his role and he delievers Weir's message successfully.
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Cast
Jim Carrey Jim Carrey as:
Truman Burbank
Laura Linney Laura Linney as:
Meryl
Noah Emmerich as:
Marlon
Ed Harris Ed Harris as:
Christof
Holland Taylor Holland Taylor as:
Angela Burbank
Brian Delate as:
Kirk Burbank
Heidi Schanz as:
Vivien
Blair Slater as:
Young Truman
Philip Baker Hall Philip Baker Hall as:
Network Executive
Paul Giamatti Paul Giamatti as:
Control Room Director
Natascha McElhone Natascha McElhone as:
Lauren/Silvia