2.5 Stars
Year Released: 1998
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 103 minutes
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Peter Weir (“Fearless” and “Witness”) directs funny man Jim Carrey in this not so funny oddity. Carrey stars as Truman, a man with the ideal middle American existence, until he realizes something about his friends, family and job isn’t quite right — even though it takes him thirty years. It turns out Truman is really the unwary star of a “Real World”-type TV show where everyone else in his little enclave is an actor in on the gig. What Weir and Carrey come up with is a big hearted version of “Logan’s Run” or “Dark City.” Carrey doesn’t break off into outrageous physical comedy bits as fans might hope, and the film does take a while to find it legs, but there is something rewarding in its quirky demeanor.

Posted on April 13, 1998 in Reviews by

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