[**** stars / *****]
If you were to realize that you live in a pretentious world where nothing is real, what would you do?
'Impending Doom' vibes
In an age where staring randomly, unblinkingly for long hours at bright screens is a global pastime, The Truman Show still scores sky-high in terms of movie relevance.
The Truman Show story
Thirty-something Truman leads a seemingly perfect life working as an insurance agent with his wife and town community.
It starts with a random studio lighting equipment falling from the sky. Then his long-dead father suddenly appears before him and disappears. Slowly but surely Truman begins to realize that something is amiss.
The truth seeker
The thing is, everybody around him and millions of viewers around the world but Truman know that he is the main star of the world's largest running TV show.
This first-of-a-kind TV show documents Truman's life 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with an assortment of actors and induced drama.
Will Truman realize that he is part of a made-up world and seek to escape it? Watch this fantastic, uplifting comedy-drama to know what happens.
The Truman Show is easily the best movie Jim Carrey has starred in, at the time of writing.