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Reviewed by LOKI

Jim Carrey's style has always been "all or nothing". He's daring, over-the-top, fearless. His trademark courage is seen in "The Truman Show" as well. A radical departure from the comedy that made him famous, Jim Carrey brilliantly plays the ever-watched star of the world's most popular television program "The Truman Show". Truman, however, doesn't know this. He's the ONLY one who doesn't know this. Circumstances arise, however, making Truman suspicious of what's really going on, and in the end he figures the whole thing out and makes his escape.

Jim has said he doesn't want to pander to his audience. It works. This is an intelligent, surreal film that captures your attention. It entrances you - and makes you forget that Jim is playing a character - you see only Truman Burbank. You feel for him, cry with him, cheer him on... This is the best film I have seen in years. Ed Harris plays Christof so well - you really get to hate him - especially at the end. Peter Weir, a god among directors, works his magic once again on "Truman Show". Letting the visual camera work and film score tell the tale, there isn't a lot of dialogue - but the film really doen't need it. In fact, it plays out much better, forcing you to pay attention, and managing to get you entranced in the tale. Andrew Niccole's script is the tightest that's come along in quite awhile. This writter of "Gattaca" puts the film's audience into the story along with the characters right at the start - a wonderful twist to one of the most original movies to grace the silver screen. And the cleanliness of this film is a refreshing surprise amidst the explosions of the Summer. The foul language is at a bare minimum, and the violence is toned WAY down. This is a fine family film.

The Truman Show
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The thing that has bothered me the most is that the media insists on cataloging Carrey fans as unintelligent, dumb, and therefore that is why they are drawn to his comedies and probably won't like "Truman Show". That is one of the most insulting glittering generalities I have ever heard. Why does the press have to presume that? Jim Carrey does not assume that. That is one of the reasons he keeps trying something new. Just because many of the Press may not like a Carrey comedy, does NOT mean fans are idiots for not agreeing with their opinions. The media's preferences are not scripture. Just because a person likes a Carrey comedy does not mean they are wrong - it means they have a DIFFERENT opinion. And who can say Jim's fans won't like the film because it doesn't have his trademark wild comedy in it? That's a pretty arrogant statement. Like Truman says, "You don't have a camera inside my head." So far, the concensous has been that it's a great film, and Jim Carrey was wonderful. Sure, there will be fans AND non-fans who won't like the film. Hello, that's to be expected. It's a thing known as "personal tastes." Unfortunately, the most of the media doesn't do its homework concerning Carrey's fans. The die-hard fans, who call themselves "Carreyholics," have been behind Jim's film role choices from "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" - even "The Cable Guy." They recognize that Jim tried something different with "Cable Guy," and they admire him for it. Some may not have like it as well, but they didn't scourge him for it. And they've been saying that Jim CAN do drama well for awhile now, pointing out his role in the television movie "Doing Time on Maple Drive." And don't get me wrong, the Carreyholics are grateful to the press for covering Jim's films (although digging into his personal life rubs a few of them the wrong way) with interviews and such. But, in the words of Mr. Carrey: "I don't think my fans are dumb-asses."

Anyway, I shall get down off my soap-box and recommend this film to the entire world. It's a film that will make its mark and take its place as a classic. I give it a 10.


Production Companies Paramount Pictures
Scott Rudin Productions
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Director Peter Weir
Writer Andrew Niccol
Producers Edward S. Feldman
Andrew Niccol
Scott Rudin
Adam Schroeder
Executive Producer Lynn Pleshette
Co-Producer Richard Luke Rothschild
Composer Burkhard von Dallwitz
Cinematographer Peter Biziou
Editors William M. Anderson
Lee Smith
Cast List Jim Carrey
Laura Linney
Noah Emmerich
Natascha McElhone
Holland Taylor
Brian Delate
Blair Slater
Peter Krause
Heidi Schanz
Ron Taylor
Don Taylor
Ted Raymond
Judy Clayton
Fritz Dominique
Angel Schmiedt
Nastassja Schmiedt
Muriel Moore
Mal Jones
Judson Vaughn
Earl Hilliard Jr.
David Andrew Nash
Jim Towers
Savannah Swafford
Antoni Corone
Mario Ernesto Sánchez
John Roselius
Kade Coates
Marcia DeBonis
Sam Kitchin
Sebastian Youngblood
Dave Corey
Mark Alan Gillott
Jay Saiter
Tony Todd
Marco Rubeo
Darryl Davis
Robert Davis
R.J. Murdock
Matthew McDonough
Larry McDowell
Joseph Lucus
Logan Kirksey
Ed Harris
Paul Giamatti
Adam Tomei
Harry Shearer
Una Damon
Philip Baker Hall
John Pleshette
Philip Glass
John Pramik
O-Lan Jones
Krista Lynn Landolfi
Joe Minjares
Al Foster
Zoaunne LeRoy
Millie Slavin
Terry Camilleri
Donna Hardy
Jeanette Miller
Joel McKinnon Miller
Tom Simmons
Susan Angelo
Carly Smiga
Yuji Okumoto
Kiyoko Yamaguchi
Saemi Nakamura
.....   Truman Burbank
.....   Meryl Burbank/Hannah Gill
.....   Marlon
.....   Lauren/Sylvia
.....   Truman's Mother
.....   Truman's Father
.....   Young Truman
.....   Lawrence
.....   Vivien
.....   Ron
.....   Don
.....   Spencer
.....   Travel Agent
.....   Truman's Neighbor
.....   Truman's Neighbor
.....   Truman's Neighbor
.....   Teacher
.....   News Vendor
.....   Insurance Co-Worker
.....   Ferry Worker
.....   Bus Driver/Ferry Captain
.....   Bus Supervisor
.....   Little Girl in Bus
.....   Security Guard
.....   Security Guard
.....   Man at Beach
.....   Truman (4 years)
.....   Nurse
.....   Surgeon
.....   Orderly
.....   Hospital Security Guard
.....   Policeman at Power Plant
.....   Policeman at Truman's House
.....   Policeman at Truman's House
.....   Man in Christmas Box
.....   Couple at Picnic Table
.....   Couple at Picnic Table
.....   Production Assistant
.....   Man at Newsstand
.....   Man at Newsstand
.....   Ticket Taker
.....   TV Host
.....   Christof
.....   Control Room Director
.....   Control Room Director
.....   Mike Michaelson
.....   Chloe
.....   Network Executive
.....   Network Executive
.....   Keyboard Artist
.....   Keyboard Artist
.....   Bar Waitress
.....   Bar Waitress
.....   Bartender
.....   Bar Patron
.....   Bar Patron
.....   Bar Patron
.....   Man in Bathtub
.....   Senior Citizen
.....   Senior Citizen
.....   Garage Attendant
.....   Garage Attendant
.....   Mother
.....   Daughter
.....   Japanese Family
.....   Japanese Family
.....   Japanese Family

Movie Quotes

Truman Burbank: Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!

Truman Burbank: Somebody help me, I'm being spontaneous!

Truman Burbank: Who are you talking to?

Truman Burbank: Just between you and me, Marlon, I'm going away for a while.

Truman Burbank: I hereby proclaim this planet Trumania of the Burbank Galaxy.

Christof: Listen to me, Truman. You can leave if you want, I won't try to stop you. But you won't survive out there. You don't know what to do, where to go.
Truman Burbank: I have a map.
Christof: Truman, I've watched you your whole life, I saw you taking your fist step, your first word, your first kiss. I know you better than you know yourself. You are not going to walk out that door.

Truman Burbank: Was nothing real?
Christof: You were real. That's what made you so good to watch...
Truman Burbank: What are you gonna do? Dice me, slice me, or peel me? There are so many choices.


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