The Truman Show (1998)

My Slogan: A cheerful movie full of optimism

Director: Peter Weir

Writer: Andrew Niccol

Protagonist: Jim Carrey

A cheerful movie is full of optimism, hope. It’s emphasizing the power an individual can have. I really enjoyed this tragicomedy with a spiritual core!

The plot is an allegory of a spiritual reality, which is created for the protagonist (and read between lines – for each every and human being) in order to develop his consciousness, i.e. a soul.

The “One man show” is about the challenge of ridding oneself of the illusion, the appeal of our materialistic reality; a Higher World (the director of the show and his crew, in the movie) invests a huge amount of time, resources and effort to see one human being’s evolution.  

Young and charming Jim Carrey is awesome in the role of Truman Burbank. That character is probably the most positive role Jim Carrey ever played.

The climax of the movie was when the director of the show dramatically increased the volume of the storm and Truman almost died in the waves. This could be considered as an allegory of a spiritual challenge and Burbank’s victory.

The end is open: what will happen the next to this guy?

This movie is a wonderful sample how a very complex spiritual idea could be implemented into entertaining movie.


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