The Truman Show (1998)

 Rated R, but the cursing is pretty mild and infrequent.

The 108th dip into the Next 100 Project pond takes us into the world of Reality Television and the fake world of Truman Burbank. Our podcasts spend a lot of time praising fine films, but this is truly one of the most-fascinating pictures of the modern era. Jim Carrey? Wow. Laura Linney and Ed Harris (complete with his God complex)? Somethin’ else. Peter Weir’s world of make-believe is  funny and emotional and prescient. This one is even better now than it was 20 years ago. Hasten over to SparkplugCoffee.com where you’d be wise to save 10% on your first order if you use the promo code “Top100Project”.

For The Record: The movie in which Carrey looks like a homeless man and plays “The Hermit” is The Bad Batch. Also, Ed Harris has 4 Oscar nominations, not 5.

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Bev’s Coming Attractions Trivia Answer Opinion: ???

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

IMDb’s Top 250

1998 U.S. Box Office

1998 in film

1998 Academy Award winners and nominees

Jim Carrey’s high-larious appearance at the 1999 Oscars

Links to: Apollo 13 and Shakespeare In Love and EdTV and Man On The Moon and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind and The Savages and The Joe Schmo Show

YouTube links: The opening scene and Truman suspects something is off and Jim Carrey gets to be Jim Carrey and Meryl breaks character and “cue the sun” and Christof tries to drown Truman and the final bow 

Previously on the Next 107 Project: Hud

June 4th on the Next 109 Project: Jurassic Park