“The Truman Show”


FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE REVIEW: “Good morning, and in case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!” This movie that I am reviewing is called “The Truman Show” which stars Jim Carrey (The Mask, Dumb and Dumber To), Ed Harris (A Beautiful Mind, Gravity), Laura Linney (Mystic River, Primal Fear), Noah Emmerich (Warrior, Little Children), Natasha McElhone (Ronin, Solaris), Paul Giamatti (The Illusionist, Saving Private Ryan), Philip Baker Hall (Bruce Almighty, Magnolia), Holland Taylor (Legally Blonde, Two and a Half Men), and Brian Delate (The Shawshank Redemption, Far from Heaven). The movie is about an average guy named Truman Burbank (Carrey) who is living a normal life. Until he realizes that he is actually living on the set of a TV show that surrounds him. Not only is he living in it, but he has lived on a show since birth and all of his friends and family are actually actors who try to make him believe that it is real life that he is living in. He then goes on a search to get himself out of his town and into the real world. The only problem is….he is afraid to let go of his world.


“The Truman Show” is truly something special. I have really been wanting to see this movie for the longest time and I recently got it for Christmas. So when I was watching it, I began to enjoy it…..a lot. The story is very good, giving off a concept that no other movie has done before (at least to my knowledge). The acting was phenomenal, especially Jim Carrey who have off such a good performance. Not only did this movie meet my expectations, but it gave something else. That thing is a message. And the great thing about it is that there can be a couple of messages in this film that people can relate to. The overall message I got from the film was to never be afraid to believe in yourself and get out of your comfort zone rather than sink into your own little world. It was astonishing to see Truman on the boat heading in the “ocean”, never giving up until he was free from the overseeing grip. I was very involved in this film as I watched it, paying close attention. It gave laughs, it gave drama, and above all, it gave something sentimental. I would have to add one con though. The con would be that to some people this movie may seem boring. There are some parts for me that seemed to drag in dialogue or movement, but other than that this movie did a great job. I recommend anyone to try this movie out who hasn’t seen it because it is a fun experience! FINAL SCORE: 97%= Juicy Popcorn

This movie has been inducted into The Juicy Hall of Fame.

Here is the trailer:

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