Al Horner and Kamil Dymek from Script Apart podcast join Flixwatcher remotely to review Al’s choice The Truman Show.

 

The Truman Show is the 1998 comedy-drama that also falls into the science fiction and touches on deep psychological traumas. Pre-dating reality TV, The Truman Show stars Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) as the unsuspecting star in his own TV show that follows him 24-7. The supporting characters are his wife, Meryl (Laura Linney), his best friend Marlon (Noah Emmerich), and his true love Sylvia (Natascha McElhone), Ed Harris exists as Christof the creator of The Truman Show on the outside controlling Truman’s narrative.

We join Truman as he is experiencing a sort of mid-life crisis, unusual events happen that cause him to begin to question his reality – spotlights fall from the sky, single streams of rainfall on him and his estranged/presumed dead father reappears. He becomes increasingly more suspicious and reconnects with Sylvia and manages to escape from his home and cameras which leads to a dramatic showdown with Christof at sea.

 

Scores 

It is fair to say The Truman Show is a modern classic, watching it leaves you with more questions (existence, reality, artificiality, destiny, free will, God) than answers. It is genuinely thought-provoking and despite the high-concept incredibly warm and full of heart. The Truman Show deservedly scores high across all Flixwatcher categories to score a very high 4.50 overall.

What do you guys think? Have you seen The Truman Show? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

 

Episode #178 Crew Links

Thanks to the Episode #178 Crew of Al Horne ( @Al_Horner ) from Script Apart Podcast and Kamil Dymek (@KamilDymek) also from  Script Apart podcast.

Find their Websites online at https://www.scriptapart.com/

And at https://www.al-horner.com/

And at http://www.kamildymek.com/about-2/

Please make sure you give them some love

More about The Truman Show

For more info on The Truman Show, you can visit The Truman Show IMDb page here or The Truman Show Rotten Tomatoes page here.

 

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Doom

A special ops squad investigating a distress signal from a distant planet discovers that mutant aliens have already wiped out most of the population.

Added to UK Netflix:  10th October 2020.

Overlord

On the eve of D-Day, several American G.I.s embark on a mission behind enemy lines and uncover a supernatural secret beyond their worst nightmares.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 11th October 2020.

 

 

Disco Dancer

 

A poor boy grows up to be a famous disco dancer, hoping to use his art to exact revenge on the millionaire who once framed him and his mother for theft.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 11th October 2020.

House of the Witch


A group of daring teens finds themselves in a fight for their lives inside a haunted house when a sinister spirit crashes their Halloween party.

Added to UK Netflix: 12th October 2020.

 

I Am Vengeance: Retaliation

 To clear his criminal record, an ex-special forces soldier agrees to lead a team to retrieve a double-crossing mercenary and deliver him to justice.

Added to UK Netflix: 13th October 2020.

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A Family Affair

The filmmaker hunts for the missing puzzle pieces of his family history during a visit with a complex and controversial figure: his grandmother.

Leaving: 15th October 2020.

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