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Film REVIEW: The Truman Show (1998) - ★★★★

Updated: Nov 17, 2023

Director: Peter Weir

Writer: Andrew Niccol

Stars: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natasha McEllhone, Holland Taylor, Ed Harris.

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Themes: Simulated Reality, Fictional Reality Show, Decpetion

An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.

The film was a financial success, debuting to critical acclaim, and earned numerous award nominations. The Truman Show has been analyzed as an exploration of simulated reality, existentialism, surveillance, religion, metaphilosophy, privacy, and reality television, and describe as a genre-blending that feature elements of dystopian fiction, metafiction, psychological drama, romantic comedy, satire, and social science fiction.




Charlie (Age 14) - ★★★★★

"The Truman Show was a very good movie in the way that everyone knew it was a TV show except Truman. I liked how through the movie there were more clues about his life being a show until he managed to escape right at the end. I give the movie 5 stars because I like older movies."

Harrison (Age 9) - ★★★★

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