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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How’s It Going To End?
I must admit I find it rather than odd that Peter Weir’s 1998 film (written by New Zealander Andrew Niccol) has been criticised for not being 'funny enough’ since, as far as I can deduce, that was one of its 'least’ objectives. Indeed, the current Wiki entry for the film describes it (in typical 'mish-mash’ fashion) as a ‘satirical social...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Defective DVD?
The story's OK but the DVD jams sometimes, don't know what to do about that.... It puts me off watching it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly memorable and moving film, 2 Jan 2001
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"The Truman Show" is a great film about a man brought up in an artificial world created specifically for a TV audience. Everyone around him is an extra or a character on the set, including his wife and his best friend. The story has echoes of the tale of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, created by a vengeful God. Ok, it might be stretching a metaphor too far, but Truman is initially given the truth about his state by a disgruntled female extra whom he subsequently falls in love with. The process of disillusionment is gradual. The final denoument is brilliant, with Truman asking a disembodied voice the penultimate and ultimate questions of life," Who are you?" "I am the Creator...of a TV show" answers Christof (Ed Harris at his best); "Then, who am I?" "You are the Star". Given the choice between the uncertainty of the outside and the security of his controlled environment, Truman chooses life as a human being. The film also manages to encapsulate the dilemma faced by parents and their growing children, particularly in strongly hierarchical families. This one should have won Oscars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow., 2 Mar 2014
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Carrey's role in this film really struck me and made me think.

You laugh, you cry. It's generally one of his best. Loved it!

A must see and a must for your collection.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie! Truman at his best!, 11 Feb 2014
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Jim Carrey is fantastic in this film. The philosophical laced social commentary story make this film something that should be seen by everyone. Cannot recommend it enough!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "We can't let him die in front of a live audience!", "...He was born in front of a live audience.", 14 Nov 2007
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Have you ever had one of those philosophical daydreams where you wonder if your entire life is actually just a dream that you've had whilst in a coma, or what would happen if you looked down and realised you'd forgotten to your trousers on and not realised until just now (less philosophical I grant you), or if your entire life was being watched by millions on TV and you never new about it.

Well, that last one is brilliantly portrayed in The Truman Show.

There are some fantastic comedy moments, my favourite has to be when his wife is engaging in some obvious product placement and Truman is starting to find it a bit strange, helping to trigger his suspicions that things aren't quite what they seem.

His life is a daily repetition of the same routine, with everything synchronised to happen as scheduled. But when a studio light seemingly falls from the sky, a protester refers to him by name, and people seem to be keeping something from you, you can't help but feel that there's something of a conspiracy afoot.

Given the obsession with cheap and trashy reality TV over the last decade, it's hard to believe that this film wasn't made in the last year or so, but it actually predates the reality TV mania by a few years. When this film was made, reality TV was only just beginning to crawl blinking out of the darkness - ready to kill off genuine creative television and make pseudo-celebrities out of the shallow fame seekers. But as "Christof" (Ed Harris) the creator of The Truman Show (in the film, not the film itself!) says, there is nothing fake about Truman, although he lives in a fake world where everyone he knows are actors simply playing a part - Truman himself is absolutely genuine.

It's the honest nice-ness of the man which makes the audience want him to find genuine happiness, and get to the bottom of what is happening. The film shows clips of people at home watching Truman, it makes reference to key points in his life - all shared with the world. Truman is loved by the world like a family member; he has grown up with them, always there in the corner of the room at the flick of a switch.

The film is as compelling to watch as the Truman Show is to the audience in the film, it has great re-watch value too as you notice things you maybe never noticed before, and things which seemed innocuous initially become understood with the retrospective knowledge gained from seeing the film previously.

This "Special Collector's Edition" doesn't seem that special though, there is a "Making of" documentary, a feature on the visual effects, and extended scenes - stuff you come to expect on a standard release. A collector's addition, particularly a "special" one should have at least a commentary to listen to, and maybe a feature on how likely such a show is now that the world seems addicted to reality TV.

The film is fantastic and Jim Carey impresses as a character which breaks away from his usual manic role, the humour is contrasted well by the sad truth that a decent man has lived a lie all his life in order that the masses are entertained.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Modern Classic!!!!, 11 Jun 2007
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'The Truman Show' is a very entertaining and superbly made Motion Picture. This film has an energy all its own and momentum that never lets up.

It has many moments of absolute brilliance and pure comedy.

Peter Weir, a very talented Director, never lets his film slip into sentimentality, as possibly an American Director like Spielberg would have and in doing so keeps this picture well grounded in genuine emotion.

Jim Carrey's performance is probably his finest so far. His performance is so engaging, convincing and very moving.

Of course certain liberties are taken with continuity and logic to further the story, so what, it works! The final scene with the security guards is probably the best ending to any modern Motion Picture I can remember.

A last word about the wonderful use of music in this film. The use of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 by Arthur Rubinstein is a masterstroke! The use of the "Powaqqatsi" Soundtrack by Philip Glass to relay Truman's confusion also works brilliantly.

This film is a modern classic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ground breaking movie, 13 Feb 2014
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Years ahead of it's time, this movie shows the extreme of reality TV. Fantastic acting. Entertainment for the whole family.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film, buy it, 5 July 2014
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How much is it, like 99p? Buy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 15 Jun 2014
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This dvd is really good brought it as a present for my son as he is a fan of Jim Carrey the film is just very good to watch came on time we'll packed
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this movie!!, 24 May 2014
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I first found out about this as we watched it in the english writing class as it has many thought provoking issues like the fact taht it is happening to some people the favt they think they are on TV or they think people are watching them. Perfect movie btw.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Its great!, 25 Jan 2014
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Works perfectly. Came on time and is in good condition, no complaints! Recommend this to everyone, it is also a really good film!
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