In this movie, Truman is a man whose life is a fake one... The place he lives is in fact a big studio with hidden cameras everywhere, and all his friends and people around him, are actors who play their roles in the most popular TV-series in the world: The Truman Show
What we learn
What a fantastic film!. On one level, the film is a biting satire of our voyeuristic media-saturated culture. But a more careful examination reveals deep layers of subtext dealing with issues of self-determination and free will. Truman is faced with a choice: does he choose the false existence that has been given him, or does he exercise his free-will in choosing a life that is uniquely his own, with all of the attendant uncertainty and risk that real living entails? It’s a choice that all of us sooner or later must contend with if we are to become truly independent people.
The film also presents a series of very good questions to think about.
Where are you stuck in your life and in what way has this “stuckness” cost you dearly?
Where are you resistant to change? How has this limited the choices for your life?
What is your greatest fear and what is the hard wiring that supports this? Can it be revised?
Where are you avoiding necessary conflict in your life, and therefore at war with yourself?
Where are you still seeking others’ approval? Why are you allowing them to write the script for your life?
Basically, as long as you live, you will NEVER EVER please everyone all the time.