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The Truman Show: 1) The target audience is from 14 years of age and up. Although this movie doesn't contain any x-rated scenes, it wouldn't interest people of younger ages. This is because this movie is more serious and thought-provoking. Younger people tend to enjoy less serious movies, while older people enjoy them.2) This is a story about Truman Burbank. He has been filmed all his life, even as he was being delivered. Jim Carrey stars as the world's first baby to be adopted by a corporation. His every waking moment is within the bubble world that has been created for him. His show is broadcast worldwide and is said to be the longest and most popular running TV show ever. Unbeknownst to ...view middle of the document...

3) This show makes fun of reality shows, such as "Survivor". The Truman Show is a thought-provoking and daring drama. The Truman Show is a satire of America's fascination with television, and people's own willingness to be manipulated by others. This film has a lot of originality. Although the concept that some alien race may be watching over us like the audience watches over Truman Burbank has been explored countless times before, this movie is original. The Truman Show highlights that the real puppeteers might not be aliens but more realistic forces closer to home. The movie is about how some big brother entity watches over us, induces fictional phobias, and ultimately gains control over us. The situation that Truman Burbank is in applies to many people. Viewers within the movie who are watching Truman's life on TV are just as taken in by the media propaganda as Truman is about his life. Christof engineers both cases. Today, viewers who accept what is presented to them by their environment without questioning it constantly are in the same position as Truman. As Christof says, we all accept the reality which we're presented with. This film is thought-provoking, it makes viewers wonder about their world...

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