This week for Movie Monday I’m back with a classic. It’s The Truman Show!
Plot: The plot is pretty deep, which may surprise some people who are expecting a comedy since Jim Carrey is the star of the movie. The basic premise is that a kid named Truman is the star of a TV show, except he doesn’t know that. Everything and everyone in his life is an actor and his entire “world” is a TV set. A very advanced TV set, but still fake. It’s honestly a pretty cool premise, if not a little creepy. The fact that there is a mental disorder named after this movie is highly telling.
Casting: Jim Carrey does an amazing job as Truman, honestly I think this is one of his most serious films in terms of tone and he pulls it off amazingly. The rest of the cast is just as good.
Cinematography: The special effects are amazing, and that’s all that need be said for a non Fantasy/Sci-Fi film.
Music: The music is pretty great as well.
Overall: A very interesting and thought provoking movie, and a must see.
For those who like: Thinking Hard, Drama.
Not for those who don’t like: Either of the above.