"Jim Carrey can't do drama!"
Bah.Oh, but he can. The Truman Show offers an interesting premise and some quality acting from the lead (Carrey does an outstanding job, only occasionally resorting to goofy-guy mode and never once talking out of his ass) and supporting characters, especially Ed Harris and Noah Emmerich.
This, ultimately, is Carrey's movie, the breakout role that would make Hollywood start to take him seriously. Originally, that was supposed to be The Cable Guy, a misguided attempt at black comedy, but Truman's a far better role and a far better film to showcase Carrey's range.
Have your doubts about Carrey the dramatic actor? Check out Doin' Time on Maple Drive, a Fox movie that showcased Carrey's abilities years ago. Then go see this film. You'll understand him as an actor (and get more into the film) if you do.Jim Carrey CAN do drama. This movie proves it.