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Pleasantville (1998)  link to Pleasantville on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 243

cover Pleasantville

IMDb Rating:
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7.5/10 (104815 votes)

Country: USA, 2h 04min

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy, Fantasy

Director(s): Gary Ross

Cast: Tobey Maguire (as David), Reese Witherspoon (as Jennifer), William H. Macy (as George Parker), Joan Allen (as Betty Parker), Jeff Daniels (as Bill Johnson)

Medium: Original DVD,

Storyline: David, nerdy high school student, flees reality by watching Pleasantville - a 1950's b&w sit-com, where everything is just that... pleasant. His sister Jennifer, sexually far more active than her brother, gets in a fight with him about a very strange remote control. The remote was given to them just seconds after the TV broke, by an equally strange repair man. They suddenly find themselves in Pleasantville, as Bud and Mary-Sue Parker, completely assimilated and therefore black and white, in clothes a little different and with new parents... pleasant ones. David wants to get out of the situation as well as his sister, but whereas he tries to blend in (effortlessly, with his knowledge), she does whatever she wants to do. One event leads to the other, and suddenly there is a red rose growing in Pleasantville. The more rules are broken, the more colorful life gets in Pleasantville, USA.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1