Every second of every day, from the moment he was born, Truman Burbank has been the unwitting star of THE TRUMAN SHOW. The picture -perfect town of Seahaven, which he calls home, is actually a gigantic soundstage. Truman's friends, family and everyone he meets a re actors. He lives every moment under the unblinking gaze of thousands of hidden TV cameras. But discovering the truth is only th e beginning. He still must reckon with the god-like powers behind the scenes of the most popular and longest-running documentary-so ap opera in history.
The whole world is watching--literally--every time Truman Burbank makes the slightest move. Unbeknownst to him, in this hauntingly funny film by Peter Weir, his entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows--including his mother, his wife, and his best friend--is really an actor, paid to be part of his life. In this intriguing and surprisingly touching 1998 film, writer Andrew Niccol (screenwriter for Gattaca
) imagines an ultimate kind of celebrity, then sees it brought to life with comic intensity and emotional honesty by Jim Carrey in what may be the performance of his career. Carrey has exceptional support from Laura Linney and Ed Harris, but it's his show, in a portrayal that demonstrates just what kind of range Carrey is capable of. -- Marshall Fine, Amazon.com