The Truman Show: A Cleverly Disguised Tragedy

Birt 25 jún 2020
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I felt that this movie from 1998 had been slept on for far too long, it was time that someone shined a light on just how great this film truly is.

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  • 1joshjosh1


    7 klukkustundum síðan

    He got to bang a hot chick...
    hes fine

  • Paul P.

    Paul P.

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    Great content 💯

  • Google is Facism

    Google is Facism

    11 klukkustundum síðan

    In my country, the title of the film was "The Television Man". Critics here said it is a terrible film, very American (dumb). But I think it was okay for teenagers.

  • Alley Oop

    Alley Oop

    12 klukkustundum síðan

    Your commentary is interesting and well delivered but very very shallow. The Truman Show is in no way a tragedy it is simply an allegory similar to Platos allegory of the cave. Your job as the viewer is to start out identifying with Truman then realize you're one of millions of viewers then finally come to understand that Truman has done what none of us can do, he's escaped the reality he's been trapped in all his life. We watch Truman, we wish our lives were simple like Truman's, we pity Truman, we become Truman.

  • jason60chev


    13 klukkustundum síðan

    Did everyone watch him jacking off, on live TV? Don't tell me he didn't do least once.

  • Alahad


    15 klukkustundum síðan

    Had been with my gf for two years and a half, living with her for a year and a half, discovered she had been talking to someone else for 8 months, every single kind thing, every single demonstration of love, care or whatever it was, was revealed to me to have been a complete lie, the person I loved the most, the person I cared for the most and the person I thought I could fully rely on was completely fake, I don't know if I will ever be able to recover, I'm going through the motions, taking therapy and exercising, but I don't believe I have any strength left, just going through the motions...

    • David Bolha

      David Bolha

      13 klukkustundum síðan

      @Alahad Good luck & take care. 😏🙄🖒

    • Alahad


      14 klukkustundum síðan

      @David Bolha well thanks David, I believe it's upbringing in this case and I hope to make a recovery...

    • David Bolha

      David Bolha

      14 klukkustundum síðan

      @Alahad Many factors can contribute - i.e. upbringing, societal restraints (lack of thereof), personal history ("others did it to, me so I'm going to do it to other"), etc. 🤔😕

    • Alahad


      14 klukkustundum síðan

      @David Bolha it´s was horrible... I can't understand how someone can be so callous...

    • David Bolha

      David Bolha

      14 klukkustundum síðan

      They are the best manipulators.

  • Sean Flanagan

    Sean Flanagan

    17 klukkustundum síðan

    Great review. Now I need to re-watch it to see what else I missed in the first few watches.

  • Crayray


    19 klukkustundum síðan

    Ah the Truman Show. The movie that makes me constantly ponder, what if I’m being filmed for a tv show, and if that’s the case, oh god the things they’ve seen

  • Ben Williams

    Ben Williams

    20 klukkustundum síðan

    Truman escapes his fetters and then the puppet masters of war enslave the whole world with covid - 2019.

  • fullmontycarlo


    20 klukkustundum síðan

    It is ironic, funny, and a bit disconcerting that this video was interrupted by an ad for Ring door alarm cameras.



    Degi Síðan síðan

    Wow this guy narrated the film...

  • David Correia

    David Correia

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I wonder what damages he would be entitled to after the law suit. I'm thinking billions.

  • Butho


    Degi Síðan síðan

    Truman doesn't know he's on YouTube!

  • Slicktop 2jz

    Slicktop 2jz

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Opening scene with Truman doing the good afternoon jig, his head goes back to the right side. Ending scene with the same jig, head goes back to the left 😉

  • Sardi idrus

    Sardi idrus

    Degi Síðan síðan

    He never had sex with his fake wife..what a life

  • Marc Cawley Bercy

    Marc Cawley Bercy

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I have think there was an inside team of people that wanted Truman to know the truth. The sequencing of events following the light drop is just too coincidental for people not to be behind it ( the radio, elevator, all of which never happened before and happened in quick succession following the light drop).They did these things hoping that Truman would catch on and he did. The movie makes it clear that people have attempted to tell Truman the truth so I don’t think it unlikely that some employees of the show also wanted this for him

  • Guy Fieri

    Guy Fieri

    Degi Síðan síðan

    5,000 cameras really isn’t that much. There are probably more cameras in the average big American city.

  • Troy Hoggart

    Troy Hoggart

    Degi Síðan síðan

    It's a perfect reflection of the trappings of fame itself and Jim Carey being cast is perfect since he eventually had a spiritual awakening and saw his whole life as a type of acting role.

  • Andrew Green

    Andrew Green

    Degi Síðan síðan

    I remember watching this Sophomore year in English and most the people in my class found the movie to be pretty boring. It took multiple class periods to finish and I was so intrigued to see the ending.

  • Troy Kinnison

    Troy Kinnison

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Just subscribed !! Great job thanks

  • Ian Grimshaw

    Ian Grimshaw

    Degi Síðan síðan

    You've got to remember what the totalitarian USA government want and can do. They can rip out British citizens from their own country while hiding their own people from the law. The USA has become a 4th world country.

  • Professor Chops

    Professor Chops

    Degi Síðan síðan

    Just imagine how much masturbation they inevitably filmed.

  • Soup Scoop

    Soup Scoop

    Degi Síðan síðan

    So basically wandavision without superpowers

  • koreanelvis04


    Degi Síðan síðan

    This is what the military taught me. You can’t trust people (your family and friends included); for in the end, there’s no one else in your corner except YOU.

    • Chad


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  • Hattori Hanzo

    Hattori Hanzo

    Degi Síðan síðan

    If i would find out my life is a reality show like that id just start furiously mastrubating in public

  • John Florence

    John Florence

    Degi Síðan síðan

    When you said going out and exploring the world is a childhood fantasy you lost me. Trash statement

  • Little_tish


    2 dögum síðan

    This film is FUCKING GENIUS.

  • Pendo Lare

    Pendo Lare

    2 dögum síðan


  • Rick Astley

    Rick Astley

    2 dögum síðan

    This movie was low key fucked lmao

  • C Addams

    C Addams

    2 dögum síðan

    This movies is one of the greatest I've ever seen. It changed me as a person. I still can't tell if that's a good thing or not.

  • HappyBuggy


    2 dögum síðan

    The show succeeds because creepy people watch it. Its the audience fault.

  • Copperhead


    2 dögum síðan

    The Truman Show & Liar Liar are my favorite Carrey Marathon movies

  • Ganja from Clear Sky

    Ganja from Clear Sky

    2 dögum síðan

    loved the vid, watched this movie in high school when we were taught existentialism and i still love the film.

  • DD Andrews

    DD Andrews

    2 dögum síðan

    Jim Carey's performance has a lot to do with the schooling he received from Peter Weir during the shooting about how to portray that character as well as how to horn the art of acting. I don't see the movie as a tragedy style as it has a relatively happier ending for the main character and his love interest as well as many viewers who hoped he would be freed from the dome. Knowing everybody he knew inside the dome were actors and his long term personal relationships inside the dome were false is tragic for Truman who now only have Lauren as the only true personal relationship he has, but not necessarily a tragedy due to the ending where he finds a way to find his true love and leave the dome and the opportunity for him to step into the world outside the dome and develop real personal relationships. Overall, i would not place the movie in the tragedy genre as I see due the relatively happier ending and the hope it generates in the viewer's mind.

  • Carl Magrath

    Carl Magrath

    2 dögum síðan

    Has anyone told you? Your voice sounds like Mulder's, sometimes like his, other times a younger Mulder, I had to scroll down to see if it was Mulder speaking, so damn close

  • Optilasgar


    2 dögum síðan

    Seriously? you get your footage by screen recording amazon prime video? that seems pretty amateurish.

  • Zak Moh

    Zak Moh

    2 dögum síðan

    One heck of a show!

  • taxiuniversum


    2 dögum síðan

    I disagree that Truman would be over the top paranoid after the movie - because he showed an unusual, very remarkable resilience to a truly INSANE level of manipulation, peer pressure and lies - and went all the way to get to the bottom of things. Also, the movie clearly shows how in spite of the manipulations, he can STILL correctly identify sincerity!
    Would he GO ON to maintain a critical mind? Most certainly! But he would actually have a saner mind than the majority of people OUTSIDE of the literal bubble he had lived in - because HE had fought his way through all the way - whereas so many people in normal life succumb to their fears of breaking through the lies they are living in.

  • CH-17 VEVO

    CH-17 VEVO

    2 dögum síðan

    0:09 wow he lip sinked the intro perfectly, well done 👌

  • Ben Lawver

    Ben Lawver

    2 dögum síðan

    The real tragedy I thought was that Truman just wanted to explore, and the rest of the world has the freedom he wants but spend their time watching Truman living an ordinary life in their "cells" all the time. This movie inspired me to buy a camper and try to travel as much as I can, that sitting around waiting was a waste of my life.

  • Brandon 2

    Brandon 2

    2 dögum síðan

    I definitely know that my life is real, because nothing interesting happens

  • Michael Thompson.

    Michael Thompson.

    3 dögum síðan

    I always wondered about the girl going to meet Truman at the end. Like imagine the craziness surrounding the studio, there’s no way she can easily meet him. Heck, maybe the US president forces him into a witness protection scheme to ensure his safety while teaching him about the world. Everyone will be hysterical.

  • Junior Lee

    Junior Lee

    3 dögum síðan

    Basically the light bulb falling from the sky is a spiritual meaning

  • Yannick Naert

    Yannick Naert

    3 dögum síðan

    It broke my heart when they tried to frighten him with with a virus like Covid so he wouldn't travel to other countries.. oh wait! That's real life, my bad..

  • 49ersBoss


    3 dögum síðan

    Imagine the door was locked and he gets struck with lightning

  • Robert Ortiz-Wilson

    Robert Ortiz-Wilson

    3 dögum síðan

    17:11 Thank you, I agree! CW says some of the most nonsensical things sometimes.

  • Aehnkantos


    3 dögum síðan

    Jim Carey's performance is astounding and his casting was inspired. We the audience know him by his usual roles, and therefore immediately realize that this is precisely the type of performance that Christof would want to nurture. This makes his suspicious behavior as obvious, alarming, and heartbreaking to us as it would be to a fictional audience that grew up watching Truman.

  • Mr. Satyre

    Mr. Satyre

    3 dögum síðan

    Cleverly disguised? No, it was very obviously a tragedy from the very start.

  • Cuandoman


    3 dögum síðan

    Good analysis. Now learn to deliver YOUR lines without sounding like you're reading.

  • Mr cancer

    Mr cancer

    3 dögum síðan

    Imagine this movie ended like The Sopranos like right as truman reaches the stairs and hits them with the boat the screen goes to black.

  • Aaron


    3 dögum síðan

    I forgot that it was seeing his father was the act that sparked his realization of reality.

  • Benjamino


    3 dögum síðan

    There hasn’t been an oxymoron like “Nazi-Psychologist” since “Judeo- Christian Values”!

  • Johnny h

    Johnny h

    3 dögum síðan

    You're lying if you say you haven't thought at some point in time you have been part of something like this in real life 🤷‍♂️

  • Ben Smith

    Ben Smith

    3 dögum síðan

    You're voice is disgusting

  • Conservative Movement

    Conservative Movement

    4 dögum síðan

    I enjoyed this, thank you. I love psychological explorations - The Matrix, Total Recall, The Truman Show. I think they make the best films of all, because the form of film itself matches the subject being explored by the authors. The one thing I would say, in response to your comments about Truman's life after the film, is consider that he knows he can trust Lauren, and also his escape brought his audience around to being on his side, rooting for his freedom from Christo. So I think those things give him a place to land in the real world, although he would have PTSD something fierce! Also, your thoughts made me realize that Truman rhymes with human. I always wondered about the name. But now I thing it means "True Human" - someone whose primary need is to seek and find and hold onto the truth, is willing to have all his natural and physical needs go unmet, and is willing to die in order to posses the truth.
    "I am the way, the truth, and the life." - Jesus of Nazareth

  • KidsOnBlackOps


    4 dögum síðan

    I think Truman would explore the world. He would become an adventurer.

  • Do I Know You

    Do I Know You

    4 dögum síðan

    After all that you only give it a 9?

  • Butterfly Watching

    Butterfly Watching

    4 dögum síðan

    7:38 breakdown? No he see te truth and is nothing to do with breakdown.

  • Christos Kettenis

    Christos Kettenis

    4 dögum síðan

    Does the actual lack of morality of the "characters"/co-citizens and friends of Truman remind you of something? Say cults maybe, mainly based on religion? The actors/"characters" have convinced themselves that they are doing a noble thing conspiring to keep an unsuspected man living a lie.
    Also Jim Carrey is a well rounded actor able to effortlessly transition from a goofy character to serious one, while his acting is spot on all the time.

  • Gaming G

    Gaming G

    4 dögum síðan

    In before they make Truman 2 where Truman walked out and it was just stage 2 of the Truman show.

  • chackobranthan


    4 dögum síðan

    I agree with you on that completely boss - he ought to have got at least a nomination - his performance was so breathtakingly realistic - you are acting in a movie that’s already an act to begin with - nothing beats that

  • Bernie San Pellegrino

    Bernie San Pellegrino

    4 dögum síðan

    You need a pop filter

  • Beth


    4 dögum síðan

    Truman is a stylised take of a Paranoid Schizophrenics reality.

  • Garlicki421


    4 dögum síðan

    This video is outstanding. Super well done. Awesome analysis. Thank you for this.

  • UnitedEarthEmpire


    4 dögum síðan

    I wonder how The Truman Show's real life look like if people willing to go that far to have a tv show... what kind of dystopian society are they...

  • OpenYourMind


    4 dögum síðan

    And this movie is a blatant depiction of the world we live under. Domed enclosed earth.

    • youtubeviewer


      3 dögum síðan

      Take meds

  • Generations Now

    Generations Now

    4 dögum síðan

    We DO have a basis in reality for understanding how the story would end. You end with Ted Kaczynski, twisted by people he trusted in the army at Harvard University.

  • Jethro Jacinto

    Jethro Jacinto

    4 dögum síðan

    This movie was so fucked up when you really think about it. Using one individual to be a mere entertainment for people to watch on a daily basis pretending like he didn't have a life of his own and completely taking away his freedom from the day he was born just shows you the one of the many dark nature of humanity.

  • deV14nt


    4 dögum síðan

    DMCA was only created the same year as this movie. It wasn't something thought about enough to put classical music in the car.

  • Jeff Gaboury

    Jeff Gaboury

    4 dögum síðan

    A great review of an absolute masterpiece of a film. Truth be told, I wasn't much of a Jim Carrey fan until I saw this movie. His ability to go from manic to tragic was almost surreal. The scene where his 'best friend' says "If everybody is in on it, I'd have to be in on it too" resulting in this horrific epiphany on the part of Truman as he looks at Marlon and realizes 'that's'd HAVE to be in on it too." I too cannot think of any other actor who could have captured that moment as well as Jim Carrey does. Sheer genius. It's uncomfortable and horrifying to see that realization in his haunted, disbelieving eyes. The intensity of that scene is burned into my memory forever. It's deeply affecting in every way. Thank you for your review!

  • Bubbeline


    4 dögum síðan

    wow i love this video. the truman show is one of my absolute favourite movies ever. it is SO good. imma rewatch it rn

  • rah62tucsonaz


    4 dögum síðan

    Dude, breathe once in a while.

  • Levi Ulysses

    Levi Ulysses

    4 dögum síðan

    Every YouTube video falls apart when u make another YouTube to refute

  • Levi Ulysses

    Levi Ulysses

    4 dögum síðan

    He gets with the girl that inspired him.

  • Kou Vang

    Kou Vang

    4 dögum síðan

    It's a fiction film

  • Joseph Turner

    Joseph Turner

    4 dögum síðan

    This is America.

  • Thane Greyhaven

    Thane Greyhaven

    4 dögum síðan

    In what universe is this a cleverly disguised tragedy? For sure it's a tragedy, but it's hardly cleverly disguised. It's a blatantly obvious tragedy from the get-go, minute one. Someone would have to be incredibly dense to think they were trying to keep the tragedy of the show a secret at all.

  • J Colin Mizia

    J Colin Mizia

    4 dögum síðan

    The movie really does a great job of showing the horror of realizing that all of the world truly does revolve around you. It’s horrifying to think about.

  • Sonia Joubert

    Sonia Joubert

    4 dögum síðan

    One of the movies I love to hate. The ending is the best part of the movie. But it still is sick.

  • A.d.


    4 dögum síðan

    Life is just a cleverly disguised tragedy

  • Luke Engelbert

    Luke Engelbert

    4 dögum síðan

    Analyze CNN next

  • tcoving31


    5 dögum síðan

    Having rarely seen my name shown up anywhere else, no name tags, no other people in school, no one other than Capote. I wonder how much this movie has affected my ability to trust…. As this was the only mainstream thing that shared my name and of course it had to be about what it is….

  • DipityS


    5 dögum síðan

    One of my favourite movies.

  • tropenhelmut


    5 dögum síðan

    Would you mind not moaning at the end of every second sentence

  • Ashley Messina

    Ashley Messina

    5 dögum síðan

    The devilish tyvek behaviorally discover because pear pathomorphologically vanish for a annoying blade. vague, slow angle

  • Aidan Oh No

    Aidan Oh No

    5 dögum síðan

    The ending is actually really impactful. After Truman escapes and the transmission is cut, there is a couple seconds of silence...and then a security guard turns to the other and says "so what else is on." You can draw your own conclusions from that

  • Banna


    5 dögum síðan

    Love how the creator of the show plays god in this movie

  • Ben Peter Meyer

    Ben Peter Meyer

    5 dögum síðan

    I have found myself on mushrooms thinking my life is just like Truman. Not fun. A real mental disorder too. This movie created a mental illness...

  • Ben Peter Meyer

    Ben Peter Meyer

    5 dögum síðan

    I found this movie interesting because the concept couldn't ever be thought of until hidden cameras became a thing and the idea happened so close to that invention.

  • TheCrimsonFuckr


    5 dögum síðan

    Imagine having the entire world knowing when you want jack off and stopping you whenever you want to try.

  • LavaCreeperPeople


    5 dögum síðan


  • Garrett Glasgow

    Garrett Glasgow

    5 dögum síðan

    Keep going man. This is my first video of yours. Extremely impressed

  • Lucia Duvall

    Lucia Duvall

    5 dögum síðan

    I haven't seen this but just watching this review is making me paranoide soOo...

    • Lucia Duvall

      Lucia Duvall

      5 dögum síðan

      But i'm gonna watch it

  • Cagey Bee

    Cagey Bee

    5 dögum síðan

    Here's a small comment for the algorithm.

  • Nick Nicola

    Nick Nicola

    5 dögum síðan

    why would i care about what would happen to the mental state of an entirely fictional character after the film ends. ITS A FILM, ITS NOT REAL. Jeez what an idiot this guy is

  • jonakibu


    5 dögum síðan

    I would sue the shit out of the show AT LEAST 100million for all the years of freedom stolen and damage done to the psyche

  • David Tuley

    David Tuley

    5 dögum síðan


  • Rusty Broken

    Rusty Broken

    5 dögum síðan

    I agree that the movie is a tragedy, but the story isn't Truman himself. It's Christof (Ed Harris). Slowly we see what he had become. The lengths at which he was willing to go and the sacrifices (in regards to Truman) that he was prepared to make slowly eroded who he was. By the end of the movie he was condemned to be a monster for all eternity. Ultimately his failure and loss of humanity was the tragedy.

  • The EasyE

    The EasyE

    5 dögum síðan

    Hi. This video really is nothing special. No valuable insights; pretty vapid. I have to say that you need to listen to yourself speaking as well - I'm sorry, but your voice is whiney and you sound like you're constantly appealing, begging, if you will, for regard from your audience, to be heard as profound. I'm afraid you won't be without some changes.
    Harsh, but fair criticism, I feel. All the best.

  • Daniel Low

    Daniel Low

    5 dögum síðan

    could you imagine something similar to this movie being done to a Real person, although less 'hollywood-ised'. All they have to do when the slave starts to figure it out is call them some mentally ill term and rope them back in.
    Just say'n; The Trueman Show put a really nice spin on every stalkers dream.