It’s STACK‘s Friday Flick time, where each week we’ll recommend a slice of classic movie viewing that’s sure to get your weekend off to a great start. This week, it’s The Truman Show.

Did you ever get the feeling that your life’s just one big, orchestrated affair that exists simply for the entertainment of others? While it would indicate a disturbing amount of paranoia for most people, it actually is the case for Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey).

For 30 years – since his birth – he has been the unwitting star of The Truman Show, watched and adored by millions of TV viewers (and predicting the flood of “reality” TV that would follow this movie’s release in 1998). But one day something happens to make Truman genuinely question his existence – and start planning an escape from his current life.

Four reasons why The Truman Show rocks

1. Jim Carrey’s greatest role – and ample proof that he’s more than just the grinning ninny many dismiss him as.

2. Ed Harris’ startlingly evil, megalomaniacal turn as the overseer of the in-movie version of The Truman Show.

3. Almost enough heartstring tugging to have you dialling 000.

4. Will possibly have you questioning the morality of “reality” TV and the voyeuristic nature of celebrity culture generally.

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Check out STACK‘s other Friday Flick recommendations here.