1hr 43mins

A modern classic of satirical science fiction with a stunning performance from Jim Carrey, The Truman Show is the Team Choice selection from Ben from Operations.

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Team Choice
Peter Weir
Contains mild threat

Imagine life as a reality T.V. show with every moment documented, the incidental ebb and flow of each day becomes advertising space where the personal is shaped for public consumption and the rarity of sincere human connection is interrupted by product placement. In a social media age, perhaps this all sounds too familiar?

In this modern classic of satirical science fiction, Jim Carrey (The Mask, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) plays Truman, portrayed as a quintessentially 90s American everyman whose entire life is revealed to be the manufactured conceit of reality TV.

Directed by Peter Weir (Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Dead Poet’s Society) and starring Ed Harris (Apollo 13, A History of Violence), Laura Linney (The Squid and the Whale, Love Actually), Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Straight Outta Compton) and Natasha McElhone (Ronin, Solaris), this is a film that only ever increases in relevance.

Full of entertaining bombast as well as poignant irony, this was the first film to showcase Carrey’s versatile talents as an actor. With cautionary wisdom that reverberates anew today, this is Intelligent blockbuster cinema at its best!

Ben says “Poignant, funny and masterfully crafted; The Truman Show remains one of the most creative movies ever made and is every bit as topical now as it was 24 years ago. It’s probably Jim Carrey’s best movie! Forgive me, Eternal Sunshine fans!”

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Sun 14 Aug

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