Sometimes a truly inspired movie is ruined by expectation. Welcome to an example of same.Truman Show has holes. In fact it has many. But it's pleasant, funny without being obviously so, and non-pushy.
It's no ride. No sir. It's a stroll. A theme, not a theme park.
The masses are disappointed because it's not an Ace Ventura movie. The masses can fuck off. This is a well-shot, beautifully paced film that underplays itself. It's Peter Weir for God's sake!
I'm still undecided if Jim Carrey can do the dramatic thing, but he passes with higher marks than many who make their living doing same. If this film had starred Kevin Costner it would be called a classic, because people wouldn't have gone in expecting talking asses. Well maybe they would. If they saw The Postman.Simply, if you are a Carrey fan, don't bother. You'll miss the point. But if you hate him like poison and avoid his movies like the plague, this is your kinda thang.