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
- © 2005 Paramount Pictures
- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
- Danish (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), Hebrew (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Polish (Subtitles), Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles), Swedish (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles), Turkish (Subtitles)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.