It's not like this movie predicted the world's obsession with reality shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Hills, and America's Next Top Model because MTV's The Real World was well under way; but The Truman Show sure did realize that reality was here to stay. Though there hasn't been a show with such a high concept, the total number and variety are certainly more than could have ever been thought possible back in 1998 when the movie was released. Just check out TV.com for the most popular reality TV shows ever... hardly a single one was from the last millennium.
Jim Carrey's affable way truly lends to the believability that he's unknowingly living in an unreal world. Laura Linney and Ed Harris are solid too. I have a few issues with the ending and the boat ride and even with Ed's character, but it can't take away, in my eyes, one of the most imaginative and well executed movies of its type.
FilmBender is Funny Movie Reviews. Peter Weir directed it... he's had a few solid films, but I would say it's a bit of a surprise how easily he contains this potentially unwieldy and colossal concept in a nice and neat hermetically sealed stage. You've probably seen the movie, so I'm not sure why I'm even telling you about it. If you haven't, then come back to reality and give it a spin. If so, you should watch it again. Reality shows are addictive. God knows that I've watched The Girls Next Door episodes a few times over... well... maybe that's for a different reason though.