The Truman Show
Much was made of Jim Carrey's first high-profile dramatic turn in 1998's The Truman Show, but the truth is the original version of the film was much darker and a lot more cerebral. The HDYR gang traces the project's origins as an edgy sci-fi thriller and discuss how it evolved into this decidedly lighter take. They also reminisce about the novelty of seeing Carrey branch out into more serious fare and whether or not his previous work colored their expectations going in.
Other topics include: the benefits of making the audience aware of exactly what's going on right from the start vs how great it might have been to make these discoveries with Truman, the other A-list directors that were considered before Peter Weir came aboard and what their versions might have looked like, how prescient so much of this was, how mundane a lot of it might seem to a younger generation now, and much much more!