The Truman Show

The Truman Show

DVD - 2005
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An insurance salesman, Truman Burbank, begins to doubt reality when he realizes that his life is a TV program. Nominated for six Golden Globes.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, c2005
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9781415713136
1415713138
Branch Call Number: DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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klimekk
Jun 23, 2017

I think this is most stupid movie I watched - even more stupid as Borat
I know, that it suppose to be satirical, but to be honest - is just only dumb
show that director maybe even got a interesting idea, but was so dumb and so vain that did n't even know what to show
so show only how stupid is american culture - that pop, base of american life
I know that not everything is so dumb and so empty, without taste and style - but one message is clear from that movie: yes - only here is possible to create something so stupid, so tasteful and so nonsense and some of the people will buy it and will try to find something deep
it should get negative stars
it is most distasteful movie even more then Disney's Aladdin and Jacob The Liar , from now it is #1
so for that reason is worth watch it - but please clean the mess after watching

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ChrisPeet
May 04, 2017

this is an amazing movie. one of Jim Carreys best, in my opinion. i strongly recommend you watch it

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PHAERTE1
Apr 21, 2017

Laura Linney's finest performance ever. This film is very engaging and in a sense disturbing. It makes you think about "simulation theory."

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redwig
Jun 28, 2016

If you know someone who spends all their time on "Facebook," an "X-Box," or can't go a day without their phone gizmo -and this concerns you- then, most likely... YOU WILL LOVE THIS MOVIE. Question: Are you rooting for Truman to stay in his bubble, or escape?

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JihadiConservative
Oct 29, 2014

Amazing, and brilliant. Wow. This movie is so original, the director was surely a genius. This is also my favorite Jim Carrey movie--his acting in this was fantastic. The ending and climax were breathtaking. Watch this and watch it now.

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Keogh
Jul 13, 2014

The sort of film you wish Jim Carrey would make more often instead of reverting to juvenile gross out humour. The Truman Show demonstrates that he can really be a good actor when he sets his mind to it. The story features him as the unwitting star of a reality show centered around him, and his gradual awakening to the artificial world he has been set in. Carrey's ideally cast as Truman, running the gauntlet of emotions as he comes to his realizations, and actually playing the character as a straight serious person works wonders. Ed Harris was a good choice for Christof, creator of the show, who's spent most of his adult life pulling strings and manipulating reality even on this small scale. Weir's film is a triumph as a character study, never gets old when you watch it, and serves as an eerie precursor to the blight that reality television became.

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aishakhan
Oct 07, 2013

"We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented." -The Truman Show.
The Truman Show, directed by Peter Weir s a timeless and brilliant movie. Despite being an older film, The Truman Show is very unique, and many of the themes and concepts such as confinement and reality are still very much relevant today.
A moving story about a boy who was adopted and raised by a Hollywood film industry. Truman Burbank's entire life; from an unborn fetus to a grown man is Broadcast live around the world 24/7 and is viewed by a worldwide audience. Truman; unaware of his life being completely artificial, his friends and family all played by payed actors and his hometown being a enormous television set, soon realizes the truth. As the movie goes on Truman Burbank becomes more and more determined to liberate himself from his confinement and explore the world beyond his own.
I overall really enjoyed this film! The uniqueness of the plot in it's entirety is remarkably refreshing. Jim Carey does an amazing job in playing a serious character role as opposed to his usual comedic character roles.
For those who have no previous knowledge of the movie plot may find it SLIGHTLY confusing at first, but as the movie unfolds, the viewer will be nothing less than dazzled by this film. This is one of my favourite movies of all time and I would definitely recommend anyone of any age to watch this! The collaboration between Peter Weir and Jim Carey is something that cannot be missed! I would rate this movie a 10/10 - A definite must watch.

ARamos123 Oct 08, 2012

I love this movie ! Jim carey is a good actor. It really teaches you to face realilty and to face the real world. This movie has alot of symbolism. This movie would be good to watch in a English class. It also has alot of humor and it kept me instersted throughout the whole movie. It gives you suspense. Five Stars.

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japandemonium
Jan 10, 2012

I loved this movie when it first came out, and really enjoyed watching it with my teenaged children. This movie inspires us to fight for what we know can be different.

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