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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Jim Carrey
Ed Harris
Laura Linney
Noah Emmerich
Natascha McElhone
Directors
Peter Weir
Screenwriters
Andrew Niccol
Running Time
99 minutes

EMPIRE ESSAY: The Truman Show
Carrey-cam, 24/7


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Plot
In this movie, Jim Carrey is Truman, a man whose life is a fake one... The place he lives is in fact a big studio with hidden cameras everywhere, and all his friends and people around him, are actors who play their roles in the most popular tv-series in the world: The Truman Show. Truman thinks that he is an ordinary man with an ordinary life and has no idea about how he is exploited. Until one day... he finds out everything. Will he react?


Verdict
A movie with wit as well as ideas, it's an all out attack on the media's need to control, package and present real life, which may explain Carrey's disgraceful Oscar snub.


Reviewed by Adam Smith

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