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Pleasantville
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William H. Macy

William H. Macy

George Parker
Joan Allen

Joan Allen

Betty Parker
Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels

Bill Johnson
J.T. Walsh

J.T. Walsh

Big Bob
Don Knotts

Don Knotts

TV Repairman
Marley Shelton

Marley Shelton

Margaret Henderson


Written by
Gary Ross

Gary Ross

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Pleasantly Surprised

7 years, 7 months ago at Dec 6 20:12
2 votes
Pleasantville is an interesting look into the cultural advancement of society with the introduction of modern life. The storyline (especially the ending) may be a bit trite, but the imagery and creativeness of the film's transition from black and white to color is pretty remarkable.

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2 years, 6 months ago at Jan 5 23:20
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This movie reminded very much of "The Truman's Show" where everything is perfect but there is no freedom of choice. Every day is nothing but repetitiveness, acting, memorized scripts but nothing spontaneous. No insight into good and evil. I thought the idea of adding color to the scene every time a character had an insight or became aware of what was good and evil was brilliant. The movie is cleve... read more
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Description: Two modern American teenagers are sucked into their television set and end up living in a black-and-white fifties sitcom. Bewildered by their new world's naivete and innocence, they slowly start to add color and spice to the town's life. Eventually, however, they begin to question their influence, wondering if their advanced 90's atti ... (more)
Release date: 23 October 1998
UPC: 794043472824
Drama (28), Comedy (27), Fantasy (21), Romance (12), 1998 (9), Black And White (9), 1990s (8), Alternative Reality (5), High School (5), Sex (5), Black & White (5), (4), Basketball (4), Television (4), Usa (4), Teens (4), Art (3), 1950s (3), Tv (3), Teenagers (3)
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