He's more than just a comedian, although he can bring the humor the instant the scene needs it. He seemed to for years. We often live our lives without giving a second thought to the simplicity and meaninglessness of life itself. The viewer also has to determine the sturdy nature of reality. The lies we are told keep us from the truth. And everyone he knows -- including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.
What's real to Jim or to Bob? Beyond the philosophical questions the movie poses, the film itself is solid. Perhaps many of us can relate to Truman as we live in a time of routines. Related Torrents Added Size Seeders Leechers comment 1 9 years ago 1. We're also left to consider whether Truman's cage was better than his freedom. As the viewer, we're left to determine the morality of the happiness of millions versus the freedom of one. Under that layer, though, is a complex theme. It's original, complex, and philosophical.
The pacing may be a little slow early on for many viewers, but that is remedied once the action begins to pick up. Jim Carrey pulls off the part wonderfully. He tries the entire movie to pop the bubble, and he eventually does. . A child born into a system that doesn't have a great track record or a life of relative safety with no knowledge of the cage. Does Truman really enjoy his cell? Are the things that are real to them real to me if I've never seen or heard about them? What is reality besides our perception of it? At the same time, he struggled with memories, but don't we all? His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. Our limited perspectives keep us from seeing.
The supporting cast fell right in line. If you want something light and silly, go watch something else by Carrey. If we could push the boundaries of our reality, what are the odds that we'd face what Truman faced in the end? On the surface, The Truman Show is about a man who has lived his life trapped inside of a bubble. . .
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