The Truman Show is an amazing movie that was successful despite its marketing and its star, Jim Carrey, being an unknown dramatic quantity. And as good as it was in 1998, it might be even better today. Join us for a tale of a man who lives in a world of deceit, surveillance, embedded ads and science-fiction-sized wave machines.
Special thanks to Tyler Shumway for commissioning this podcast, on 2004’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest doing so before you listen to the cast, as it’s a neat little movie with a lot of twists and turns that we’ll spoil mercilessly. Written by Charlie Kaufman and starring Jim Carey, Kate Winslet, and Elijah Wood among others, it’s a meditation on relationships and loss and why sometimes things just don’t work out, or maybe they can? We’ve got our opinions about the answers the movie has to offer, but I imagine there are lots of alternate solutions.