He's the star of the show--but he doesn't know. Jim Carrey wowed critics and audiences alike as unwitting Truman Burbank in this marvel of a movie from director Peter Weir (Witness, Dead Poets Society) about a man whose life is a nonstop TV show. Truman doesn't realize that his quaint hometown is a giant studio set run by a visionary producer/director/creator (Ed Harris), that folks living and working there are Hollywood actors, that even his incessantly bubbly wife is a contract player. Gradually, Truman gets wise. And what he does about his discovery will have you laughing, crying and cheering like few film stories ever have.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: A funny, tender, and thought-provoking film, The Truman Show is all the more noteworthy for its remarkably prescient vision of runaway celebrity culture and a nation with an insatiable thirst for the private details of ordinary lives.
Thought-provoking story has some mature themes.
Cast & Crew
- Paramount Pictures
- Copyright © 1998 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.
- English (Audio Description, Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Danish (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), Greek (Subtitles), Hebrew (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Polish (Subtitles), Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles), Swedish (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles), Turkish (Subtitles)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.
- Audio descriptions (AD) refer to a narration track describing what is happening on screen, to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.