Truman Burbank, played by Jim Carrey, lives in a picturesque town where his life is going great. However, in his thirties, he discovers something strange when his deceased father appears. He is yet to realize he is the star of his own TV show, The Truman Show.
Truman sees his dead father who is quickly whisked away by two men. He tries to tell his family but no one believes him. The incident opens his eyes and he starts noticing that something is off with his life. He suspects a conspiracy and is out to discover what is going on.
Truman meets the girl of his dreams, Sylvia, who’s quickly snatched from him. He goes on to marry Meryl after Sylvia disappears. He, however, never forgets her and is out to find out the truth about his life and find her.
Things abruptly go south when Truman discovers that his life is somewhat looped and staged to appear real. He is determined to find out the truth and ends up escaping the thousands of invisible cameras watching him, to make a run for it. Conveniently, he had never left town and when he tries to, discovers it’s near impossible. He fakes being asleep and makes a run for it via the sea.
Hold Him Back
The directors of the soap opera that is his life quickly launch a storm while Truman is at sea. He nearly capsizes as his father did but manages to survive. On reaching far enough, his boat hits a wall and Truman discovers that indeed, his whole life has been a lie. The creator of the show Christof, played by Ed Harris, tries to persuade him to stay but Truman exits the fake world he’s known all his life.
Philosophically captivating, The Truman Show is a metaphor for the question we all ask.. why are we here? It’s a beautiful translation of one of the possible scenarios: maybe we are all playing characters in someone else’s show. We rate the movie 8/10 for its deep philosophical nature. It’s a timeless classic and we wonder what happened to Truman after leaving.
Jim Carrey’s Comments on a Possible Sequel
In an interview, actor Jim Carrey made a comment when asked which classic he would like to see brought back. He said that his choice would be The Truman Show. He further goes on to say that he thinks that after Truman leaves for the real world, he ends up lonely. Lonely because everyone else goes back into the fake world that is the TV show as that’s the Truman they have loved and want to see.