Truman Show

Socrates By Socrates, 12th Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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My Take on the movie 'Truman Show' which changed the perception of people towards Jim Carrey as an actor more than just funny faces

Movie with a Message.

Jim Carrey, man with 1000 faces,the funniest person ever to step on this planet came of age with this out of the box kind of a project.He reinvented himself by this mesmerizing piece of script and story.He showed his mettle by coming out of his comfort zone which probably is the turning point in anyone's life.His role as Truman Burbank, a salesman who has a perfect monotonous life, is like any other person who just flow like a lifeless tree in a stream of water having no control, no hold on itself whatsoever.His world is limited, his world is caged, almost scripted as if each of his breath is mortgaged.He wants to break free, wants to explore the world beyond his horizon like any other person but the people around him is pulling him towards the good old manhood, away from the fantasy land of his, away from his desires.This is the core message of the movie which makes it so special.Jim Carrey just captivates you in this one.


In this movie, Truman is 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?

My Take on the Movie

These kind of scripts are rare to find.Truman Burbank is the protagonist of the TV show named 'The Truman Show'.His world is almost perfect but at the same time predictable devoid of all the complexities of the real world.Its hard to figure out whether that sought of life will be a gift or a curse.That's the doubt this movie invokes in the viewer and draws his attention towards.Truman is a very humble sought of a character with a pure soul which is easily justified given the perfect world he is living in, he has been kept alienated from the whole geography of the world and Jim Carrey lives his character completely with the charm he has.You will be able to actually feel that frustration building inside him to break those shackles throughout the movie.

Another highlight of the movie is the art direction.The fake world actually seems to be fake and the viewer can digest the fact that such kind of place can actually be constructed.The background score serves as icing on the cake,You will listen to one of the best piece of piano in the movie.Every time i listen to it, it soothes me up.Its almost like a lullaby which goes with the flavor of the movie.You will also witness one of the most creative climax sequence courtesy 'The Truman Show'.

Some movies are made to be felt.Some movies have an essence which one can feel.This one is certainly one of them.Watch it if you have ever felt caged.


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author avatar Steve Kinsman
13th Aug 2011 (#)

Great revue of a great movie. Thank you, Ashutosh.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
14th Aug 2011 (#)

great review Ashutosh...

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author avatar MAnature
15th Aug 2011 (#)

Great review... I just brought this movie up to my children yesterday..... strange...... :)

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
16th Aug 2011 (#)

Nice review. Thank you, Ashutosh..

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author avatar Humza
25th Aug 2011 (#)

great review and the suggestion I gave u is already incorporated in ur this article so I take it back!!
what does he find out? am curious to know!
thnx for sharing :)

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