The Truman Show movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Jim Carrey is excellent in this brilliant and unexpectedly psychological comedy-drama about a man finding out his life is a TV show. The Truman Show is exquisitely entertaining, thought-provoking, and humorous.


An insurance salesman oblivious to the truth begins to uncover the fact that his entire life is a reality TV show and everyone he knows are actors.

Movie Images

Movie details

Director: Peter Weir
Cast: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone, Holland Taylor, Ed Harris, Andrew Niccol, Noah Emmerich
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Release Date (Australia): 24 September 1998
Runtime: 103 minutes/1h 43m
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film centres on themes relating to a man discovering his entire life is filmed as a television program. There are thematic elements relating to staged drowning.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains occasional coarse language, including uses of the words “s**t”, “ass”, “hell”, “damn” and “son of a bitch”.

Nudity (G)

There is a depiction of a baby’s buttocks.

Sex (G)

The film contains sexual innuendo.

mpaa rating

PG (for thematic elements and mild language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Jim Carrey’s Truman is such a likeable and perky character and the movie’s entire concept is outstandingly original. As a result, you end up being surprised to receive a delightful and unexpectedly psychological comedy-drama. This could honestly possibly be some of greatest if not the best work Carrey’s done in his appealing acting career. And there’s all the crew shaping the people in the background, the music, the cinematography as a result of the camerawork and the unforgettable 1 hour and 43 minutes who deserve big points.

The Truman Show, the title of the movie and the title of the movie’s TV concept, is an excellently written and executed film about an amiable and utterly simple individual who begins to discover his whole life is being staged and recorded for a television program. Already respectable, the entire film and each of its witty ideas is completely original. None of it duplicates the tiniest schemes of previous feature films and no copycat will be understood.

What makes it such a surprising film other than how brilliant the story is, how likeable the characters are and how humorous or dramatic it is, it’s thought-provoking and does have an unanticipated psychological aspect to it. After movies like The Truman Show, you always think heavily of the concept and if you were in Truman’s shoes, but it’s absolutely hilarious and delightful as it plays.

Thank you for reading this page and for more Aussie Boy reviews, visit