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Every aspect of Truman Burbanks Life is filmed, when he eats,drinks and when he sleeps. I came away from The Truman Show feeling inspired (and slightly paranoid) which is the goal of good filmmaking. Jim Carrey was outstanding as Truman Burbank, underplaying him, not making him too comic or too dramatic, but giving true sincerity when asked. I was amazed at what a serious character Jim Carrey can play, he is just so talented and I wouldn’t want to change the film in anyway, form or fashion. Truman Burbank is married to Meryl Burbank (Linney) who works “night shifts” at the hospital although this is just an excuse to go home to her real family.Truman is watched everyday by millions of people who just don’t want to miss anything that happens, even elderly Truman loving ladies and a man who got a TV installed into his bathroom so he could watch The Truman show in the bath. But when things start happening out of the ordinary Truman gets suspicous and starts to investigate.

My favourite part in the film is at the end because Truman has found that he can finally travel if he just walks through the door into a real world. It’s clever the way “Seahaven” is made to look real just for one person and that it’s televised for the public to view at any time during the day. I like the end also because it means that he can see the lovely Natascha McElhorne who tried to tell Truman the truth but was taken off the show before she could.

Laura Linney is magnificent as the camera hungry wife. She plays Meryl Burbank’s role as advertiser and budding star to a point. Peter wier doesn’t make all the cast perfect which leads to faults which then in turn leads to Truman’s escape.

Ed harris gives us one of the best performances yet as he gives us a very god like appearance when he speaks to Truman for the last time because he is speaking out of the sun, which makes him look like god.

Christof is a very keen to keep Truman in “seahaven” to keep hs show running but when Truman finds his way out there is nothing he can do to stop him.

The way that they involve everything without having to use any people that are part of the production team, is a very clever way of keeping him on the island. I would recommend this film to anyone and its one I would watch over and over again because Jim Carrey expanded his acting abilities and made such a serious character. The scariest thing is that “Big Brother” is becoming a big part of people’s lives and mabye it won’t be too long before The truman show is real?

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