Posted on 2/19/11 11:13 AM
I had never even heard of "The Truman Show" until quite recently and I never even imagined that this review would be my first on ROTTEN TOMATOES, but I'm glad it is.
The Truman Show is about a man named Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey), who's entire life is a live TV show broadcasted to billions around the globe, him being unaware of the fact that his story has been written since before he was birthed. Into the shows 30th year, Truman begins to realize that his unknowingly fictional world is not what it seems and soon aspires to break free of his invisible chains.
One of the most original and thought provoking films about modern entertainment today. Gorgeously written and expertly acted by Jim Carrey, perhaps the best performance of him I've ever seen. The overall film reminded me of a more modern science fiction allegory sort of written Ray Bradbury style, providing one with a glimpse of the simple, but chilling fascination the world apparently has for reality TV, and what extremes might stem from it.
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Re-Watchable rating: 7/10
Movie Score (music) rating: 6/10