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Flawless execution of an eerie, yet fantastical premise, marked by outstanding performances, make this surreal fable a joy to watch from start to finish. Unbeknownst to insurance salesman Truman Burbank, (Carrey) his entire life has been broadcast live on TV in a 24-hour soap opera. When evidence of Truman's fabricated life begins to surface, he plans his escape, upsetting the grand scheme of producer, director and charismatic artist Christof (Harris in a stand-out performance). Carrey's sympathetic, low-key portrayal will make people forget the disappointment of "Cable Guy." Weir handles his satirical theme with craftmen-like precision, never letting his commentary on the power of the tube become too heavy-handed. Carrey reportedly took a pay cut from his $20 million fee in order to star.

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Available on Running time 102 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Top Grossing Films of 1998, Comedy Drama, Look Ma! I'm on TV!, Marriage, Mass Media, Not-So-True Identity, Insurance, Bridges, Great Escapes
Andrew Niccol
Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha (Natasha) McElhone, Holland Taylor, Paul Giamatti, Philip Baker Hall, Brian Delate, Una Damon
Peter Biziou
Peter Weir
Philip Glass, Burkhard Dallwitz
Scott Rudin, Edward S. Feldman, Andrew Niccol, Paramount Pictures


British Acad. 1998: Director (Weir), Orig. Screenplay; Golden Globes 1999: Actor--Drama (Carrey), Support. Actor (Harris), Score; MTV Movie Awards 1999: Male Perf. (Carrey); Natl. Bd. of Review 1998: Support. Actor (Harris).

Visitor Reviews

The Truman Show
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Truman is living the worst nightmare! He lives his life normally, has friends, family, a job, and gets married to the love of his life... sort of. Truman thinks his life is fine until he starts noticing some really weird things going on, hinting that his life may not be what he thought. As the evidence grows, he learns that his marriage is a joke, along with everything else. He learns that his life is a twenty-four-hour soap opera that everyone loves watching! What a mess! Truman tries to escape out of this fake life he once knew and loved at the end. I really like this movie a lot!