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Pleasantville
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Pleasantville 1998


From Amazon: Fantastical writer Gary Ross (Big, Dave) makes an auspicious directorial debut with this inspired and oddly touching comedy about two '90s kids (Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon) thrust into the black-and-white TV world of Pleasantville, a Leave It to Beaver-style sitcom complete with picket fences, corner malt shop, and warm chocolate chip cookies. When a somewhat unusual remote control (provided by repairman Don Knotts) transports them from the jaded real world to G-rated TV land, Maguire and Witherspoon are forced to play along as Bud and Mary Sue, the obedient children of George and Betty Parker...

Release Date:October 23rd, 1998
Running Time:124 minutes
Box Office Gross: $40,584,421 (US)
$49,805,462 (World)
Directed By:
No image existsGary Ross
Written By:
No image existsGary Ross
Starring:
William H. MacyWilliam H. Macy
Joan AllenJoan Allen
Jeff DanielsJeff Daniels
Tobey MaguireTobey Maguire
No image existsDenise Dowse
No image existsJane Kaczmarek
J.T. WalshJ.T. Walsh
No image existsDon Knotts
Marley SheltonMarley Shelton
Giuseppe AndrewsGiuseppe Andrews
No image existsJenny Lewis
No image existsMarissa Ribisi
No image existsDenise Dowse
No image existsMcNally Sagal
Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
Paul WalkerPaul Walker
No image existsNatalie Ramsey
No image existsKevin Connors
No image existsHeather McGill
No image existsPaul Morgan Stetler

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Pleasantville Movie Review by BillyBob (7/19/2013)

You know, I much preferred the b&w, 1950s town of Pleasantville before the characters of Jennifer and David arrived in it and literally corrupted it with the colors of carnal knowledge.

(Yep. That's right! - Corrupted it!)

It was especially the Jennifer "air-head" character who literally slutified Pleasantville in no...

(complete Pleasantville review by BillyBob)


Pleasantville Movie Review by Jarrod (5/30/2008)

'Pleasantville' marked the brilliant debut of Gary Ross, and, to me, was one of the best films of 1998. This is a film about modern values, and how they differ from (and clash with) older, more traditional values, like those seen in the sitcoms of the 1950s. It also makes a statement about racial prejudice, and is...

(complete Pleasantville review by Jarrod)


Pleasantville Movie Review by Terrence (5/11/2007)

There aren't very many films that share both wonderful visuals and an interesting surreal and heartfelt story.

Pleasantville is the story of a young boy and his sister as played by Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon who are transported into the world of a T.V. show that is one part Leave it To Beaver and one part...

(complete Pleasantville review by Terrence)


Pleasantville Movie Review by Jesse (1/4/2007)

This is the most underrated film of the past decade. It's brilliant. Gary Ross is slowly becoming on of my favourite writers. With such great films like Big, Dave, this and Seabiscuit he should be receiving a lot of attention.

Ok. I am going to say it plain and simple: This film should have been nominated for Best...

(complete Pleasantville review by Jesse)



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