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Pleasantville
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3.5 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: Branford Hoyts
Rating: PG-13 Year: 1998 Category: Comedy
Director: Gary Ross Time: 125:00:00 min. Writer: Gary Ross

Reviews
Mine: Really great idea. Done very well. Top notch perfromances all around. A joy to watch.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: A brother and sister are magically transported into their TV set and the black-and-white world of a '50s sitcom called Pleasantville, where every- thing is swell. Soon, they infiltrate this perfect environment with their worldly sensibilities, and the facade is easily cracked. Excellent per- formances and a striking visual design (the black-and-white world and its people slowly acquire color) spark this satire, which bites off more than it can chew, becoming slow and somber. Anyway, hooray for Don Knotts! Directing debut for screenwriter Ross.
User Reviews:
Kim's rating:
4 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
I think this movie is excellent, and metaphorically comments on life and human nature.
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Cast
Tobey Maguire Tobey Maguire as:
David/Bud Parker
Jeff Daniels Jeff Daniels as:
Mr. Bill Johnson
Joan Allen Joan Allen as:
Betty Parker
William H. Macy William H. Macy as:
George Parker
J. T. Walsh J. T. Walsh as:
Big Bob
Don Knotts Don Knotts as:
TV Repairman
Reese Witherspoon Reese Witherspoon as:
Jennifer/Mary Sue Parker
Marley Shelton Marley Shelton as:
Margaret Henderson