All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his life plays many parts;
His acts being seven ages.
These are the words of Shakespeare and the story of Truman is very much summed up in these lines.
The Truman Show is terrific idea. I watched the film and loved it. The writing was exceptionally brilliant and Jim Carrey as Truman and Ed Harris as the creator of the show were just perfect. I really don't know what I should write about the film but it was one that affected me well. I did not have anything beyond the world of Truman to think for hours after I saw the film. Such a cinematic and surrealistic idea portrayed with immense class and maturity. Peter Weir's execution and Andrew Niccol's writing simply make the show of Truman an experience that is emotional and almost unforgettable.
The Truman Show has serious content and that is something that would be very relevant for a lot more years to come. Though the film is considered as a science fiction comedy I did not quite find it funny but I'm certain that it is one film that manages to make some strong points on reality television shows and human attitude. Maybe the quality of visual effects would be seem outdated but the strength in the words and the treatment of the film would manage to carry the feel and emotion of Truman forever.