Every once in a while a movie emerges that, upon arrival, confuses the hell out of the casual audience. The casting of Jim Carrey was equal parts genius and unfortunately flawed. In the 90's a certain audience had built around seeing the newest Jim Carrey movie, of course expecting his usual brilliant comedic material. This type of audience was unprepared for this movie and apparently (looking at the current user score average of 6.7) they still are. This is unfortunate because this movie is brilliant. Jim Carrey is brilliant. The Direction, writing and score are masterclasses. This is the greatest performance of Ed Harris' career and obviously that is saying something. He is absolutely mesmerizing as God/Christof. Last but not least is Phillip Glass' masterpiece Truman Sleeps. A gorgeous piano score that is beautifully used to character building perfection. Im not kidding even the background/extras direction is a masterclass in filmmaking. Also note its under 2 hour runtime. Any more would be bloated. Any less diminishment. Watch this movie. Then Watch it again, and again and again.
It's worth it.
É um bom filme.
Temos uma premissa interessante, que claramente não envelheceu e pode ser usada como uma critica nos dias de hoje; uma performance do Jim Carrey interpretando a sim mesmo - que é muito agradável para quem curte o ator, como eu; criticas subjetivas que enriquecem a experiencia para quem se adentrou a trama e uma boa pitada de humor, que não funciona em diversos momentos, mas também rende umas cenas engraçadíssimas. Acredito que o filme demora um pouco para "decolar", mas a partir da metade se passa muito rápido. Creio que ele tenha acabado no momento correto, e cabe a nós imaginar o que havia por vir. O diretor escolheu uma abordagem mais caricata, visto que algo "pé no chão" mudaria muito a atmosfera do filme e como os personagens reagiriam ao longo dele. Visto que a obra não se leva a serio, nossa tolerância aumenta e a realidade ali posposta tende a ser menos depressiva e pessimista.
The Truman Show é engraçado, traz umas reflexões interessantes sobre o tema e tem um final assertivo com um clímax bem definido.
I've always been a fan of Jim Carrey's movies since i can remember,
and the Truman show is critically acclaimed which i should like automatically right, NOPE.
i admire that the story is creative and coming from high imagination but the problem with a high imagined movie is the end,
because with your imagination you can create a perfect movie world with perfect events,
but the hardest thing to do is to close this world with an eventful plot, unfortunately the end in this movie was so bad,
that it actually pissed me off, Truman was born and raised in this fake world, so he have no idea about the actual real world,
so you'd think he's very excited and anticipated to get out but a huge character development was missing from the plot and ending the movie like this with a fake smile "good morning, good evening and goodnight"
was the worst ending to a movie i have ever seen.
the end actually left me speechless for about 9 minutes.