I'm certain many will identify with a situation where circumstances and personal history conspire to keep two people apart when, by rights, they should really be together. This film manages to document this and in doing so illustrates a type of emotionally maturity rarely seen in movies nowadays. With great performances from the two leads, and a cinematic quality that only serves to illustrate the emptiness of the characters' lives, this film is simply beautiful.
Presaging Big Brother by three years, Peter Weir's look into the future of television offers some fascinating insights into current day reality tv.
The slow realisation of Truman's character that everything is not quite as it seems during the first half of the film is quickly followed by the desperate attempts to keep him realising the truth during the second half.
Ultimately, it is the acting tour de force performed by Jim Carrey that utterly convinces us of the main character's ambitions and convictions.
I think this is a sorely, and somewhat forgotten, movie that deserves much critical reappraisal.