The Truman Show Review

The Truman Show Review

Briefly:

One plain and quiet day, a humble insurance salesman discovers that his entire life has been a reality TV show. A reality show that most of the planet watches year after year, and who knows it much better than Truman imagines. But what changes will breaking the 4th wall and realizing that it was all just a TV show bring about.

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PG
1 hour 43 minutes
Comedy, Drama
1998

Technicality - 8/10

Story - 8/10

Characters - 8/10

The Truman Show

Description: One plain and quiet day, a humble insurance salesman discovers that his entire life has been a reality TV show. A reality show that most of the planet watches year after year, and who knows it much better than Truman imagines. But what changes will breaking the 4th wall and realizing that it was all just a TV show bring about.

There's a very good reason why Jim Carrey was a MEGA star in the 90's, the guy has talent I can't deny. Regardless of his own personal life, in such strange and silly situations, it is very difficult to imagine anyone other than Jima. It's just that the energy and expressions seem both compressed and sincere, as if this actor never acts, he just happens to be the character he needs to be now. The rest of the cast also do very high quality work, but the performances can feel a bit overwrought in places. The film does not feel old, but the technology is shown separately, which is greatly helped by the fact that there are no unnecessary special effects or other devils.

Now this movie is super weird to watch. Partly, many people now sell their whole life to have some fame, you need to film yourself like you eat, wash, sleep and the hell knows what else. On the other hand, as a person who was not voluntarily placed in such a situation, I do not think that I will recover psychologically no matter how much money or fame I get. I think in the 90s it was strange for everyone - "who could be interested in watching an ordinary person just living his everyday life?". But when the current content is so…well…interesting…I think this movie was a bit of a foreshadowing of the future. Overall, the story comes together very nicely and it's not a movie where you always ask what's true, it's just a very human story...

The movie is maybe a little too long, some places seem to linger a little too long and sometimes you would like to get more information about what is happening or the characters themselves. It doesn't really spoil the movie, it's more that you expect something "big" at the end, but everything ends in a very "human" way. It also depends a lot on whether you like Jim Carry's very expressive performances, and some scenes can be a little "overplayed" and quite comedic, although I think they were intended to stir our emotions.

Overall - 8/10
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