Jim Carrey turns over a new acting leaf in the original story line of
the new hit movie, The Truman Show. The Truman Show is a television
show broadcast world wide, 24 hours a day, documenting the life of the title
Jim Carrey plays Truman, the unknowing star of the show that is actually
his day to day life.
The corporation that produces The Truman Show adopted Truman. Everyone
in Truman's life is an actor and all of his experiences have been scripted.
The set of the show is the largest ever built.
Starting in grade school, Truman had the desire to travel. In order to
lessen this desire the producers of The Truman Show wrote his father out
of the script by a boating accident.
Speaking of accidents, crazy ones like a stage light falling from the
sky and a radio frequency problem which enables Truman to temporarily hear
back stage instructions fill the movie .
Twenty or so years later the actor who played his father manages to get
back on the set and make contact with Truman. The reappearance of his father
causes Truman to begin to question his world.
From this point on, the movie and the show is about Truman putting the
pieces of the puzzle together to figure out that nothing in his life has
been real. He must decide if he wants to remain in the fake but familiar
world that has always revolved around him, or leave and join the real world.
The Truman Show is one of the most original story lines out today.
If you love Jim Carrey because of the type of characters he played in Dumb
and Dumber or Ace Ventura: Pet Detective you may not like this
I left The Truman Show with a greater respect for Carrey's acting ability.
If you are a fan of his, despite this movie not being a comedy, I think
you will appreciate his versatility and performance.
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