Movie Suggestion #28: The Truman Show (1988)
The Truman Show (1988)
Available On: Netflix
One word review: Enlightening!
Disclaimer: No spoilers ahead!
Did you know?
In 2008, a type of delusion was coined as Truman Syndrome, named after the film.
The Truman Show is a psychological comedy film portrayed in a microcosm similar to our own world. It deals with ethical and moral paradigms, the very foundations with which our world has been built on. I ran into this film without having any idea of what is about and I would say it was a stunner. It's symbolic, magnificent, and simply beautiful.
The story revolves around a microscopic world which is in itself amusing to watch. The plot is revealed sooner than you may anticipate and the exposition is pretty impressive and intriguing. The hero's want is presented clearly and we as viewers tend to become cheerleaders for the protagonist's pursuit.
Favorite Movie Quotes:
In case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight
Like all his films, Jim Carrey has given an exceptional performance in this film. Combined with the creative script, his performance elevates to a whole new level. If he was expressive in The Mask, he is inquisitive in The Truman Show. Apart from him, Ed Harris, the supporting character stands out with impeccable performance.
I hereby proclaim this planet Trumania of the Burbank Galaxy.
The Truman Show is one of those rare specimens that shouldn't be missed out. It's definitely a family film with loads of comical scenes and will sure leave you with lot of questions about the world which you live in.