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Nothing is as simple as black and white.
Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts Pleasantville's peaceful but boring routine, she literally brings color into its life.
This is a very strange and silly film which turns into a very interesting and thought provoking film.
A brother and sister are transported from modern day (well 1998) in a black and white TV show called Pleasantville.
Whilst everyone's life is idyllic and nothing out of the ordinary happens, their presence causes people to act out and become 'colour'.
This then becomes a not too dissimilar to the American 50's and signs such as 'no colours' are put up and books burnt.
Very underrated and deserves a watch.
This movie is genius beyond words. I wish more people cared about it. It's funny, but it also deals with important themes such as racism and the great social movement of the 60s, but presented through the change television made during that time. The script is impeccable and every scene builds off of the last one.
This visionary film fits perfectly on a double bill with this year's "The Truman Show," as both films deal with the vivid realities of a fictional world.
Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon, our heroes of "Pleasantville," find themselves trapped inside of a TV show, a universe etched out of a black-and-white existence. Witherspoon gets the bright idea of shaking up their newfound straight world, and as everyone in Pleasantville experiences great change in their lives, everything begins to turn color.
The film is clearly metaphorical, but even if you watch it without analyzing the clever asides, "Pleasantville" is still a rich, satisfying movie.
The entire cast excels, but Joan Allen is a standout. She's simply mesmerizing.
A masterpiece of the highest order.
David, a smart introvert, spends his days watching a classic 50's black and white sitcom Pleasantville.
His sister Jennifer is much more popular and is about to go on a date with her boyfriend.
The two of them get in a fight over what to watch on tv and in the process end up breaking the remote.
A tv repairman shows up at the exact same moment and gives them a new remote.
After using the new remote they are transported into the world of Plesantville, where David and Jennifer take on the roles of the children of the Parker family.
In the realm of animation this concept is pretty commonplace, but I've never heard or seen a live action…
I've only ever heard this movie described as the black and white movie with Tobey Maguire. That's not a movie that interests me in the slightest.
If you would have described it as a black and white movie that people start to see color when they have orgasms, I might have been more inclined to see it.
my favorite part was when the mom masturbated in the bathtub and came so hard that the tree in her front yard literally burst into flames
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Intentional Shawshank redemption Reference?
Intentional To Kill a Mocking Bird Reference?
Intentional Nazi Germany book burning reference?
Intentional Andy Griffith and Leave it to Beaver references?
Adam and Eve?
Segregation and Civil rights movement?
This was a very good idea for a film, and not many films do this well. The idea of a changing world, can be scary to those who are afraid, but once they are exposed to it, it shows there true colors, in this movie, thats literally what happens. Even if you don't like the film, the story alone makes it worth watching.
Pleasantville is arguably one of my favorite films made in the modern era. The movie revolves around two siblings, David and Jennifer and their quest to escape the world of the 50's sitcom (of which David is an avid fan of), Pleasantville after a TV repairman (Don Knotts) gives them both a mysterious remote control after a squabble between the siblings results in their current one breaking. Upon use of the remote, David and Jennifer are suddenly transported into the show of Pleasantville and their identities are now Bud and Mary Sue Parker who are the main characters of the sitcom. David explains to his sister that if they don't follow the script, the entire universe of Pleasantville could be…
What a good time! I'm pretty sure this movie also deals with deep topics like segregation, artistic censorship, and fear of progress.... but who cares! It's too fun for those kind of downers!
The movie Pleasantville was definitely a hit. An interesting twist as two teenagers from the 90's get sucked into a 50's TV show Pleasantville. As these two teenagers start to change this perfect, scripted, black and white world introduces the people of Pleasantville to start changing their everyday, scripted routine. In a article in The New York Times by Janet Maslin it says, "They wind up introducing truth, art, and passion into Pleasantville in ways that make color bloom..." The color shows the passion each of the characters begins to feel as change slowly diffuse in Pleasantville. This movie definitely took a different perspective to show the audience that change is good and it's part of human nature and that people should embrace this change.
I found Pleasantville very entertaining. It had the set-up of an interesting comedy, but the movie is also introspective. By putting modern (90's) characters into the setting of a 50's TV show, Pleasantville demonstrates that the "good old days" weren't as great as people think. The modern characters actually manage to improve the black-and-white world after funding that nit isn't as idyllic as they think. The world is too perfect, as nothing exists in the extreme and nothing bad ever happens. However, bad experiences make us human. Failures make us appreciate success. I agree with critic Derek Adams in that "screenwriter Ross . . . playfully spoofs the small-minded lifestyle idealized by 'family values' advocates, and the intolerance and insecurity underlying that ideal."
Additionally, I liked the effect of some objects in a black-and-white world being in color.
The amount of meaning and symbolism behind every corner of Pleasantville is ridiculous. The whole concept in itself is thought provoking and as it progresses I love it more and more. I think it deserves four stars for helping change my perspective that "perfect doesn't exist" and "you can't stop what's inside you" I can't criticize Pleasantville because in my opinion that would be very ironic because this movies message is trying to get across that exactly.....Our flaws are what make us human (good)
Gary Ross's directorial debut doesn't have the balls to handle the dark, painful consequences that its liberal morality thesis entails, and the film's most powerful moments (e.g. Bill Johnson's opening the art book) promise a conflict that the film's classically comedic end blatantly avoids. Pleasantville's equation of sexual repression with intellectual oppression further illustrates its simplistic and uninspired take on the ethics of political freedom. That being said, the actors are impeccably cast and the score's great, as is the visualization of orgasm as a tree exploding into flame.
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Pleasantville is a beautifully creative film expressing the life in a 50's sitcom, such as "Father Knows Best", "I Love Lucy", & "Leave It to Beaver". It display's David and Jennifer, the main characters, influencing this perfect sitcom world to be more like the real one. Bad things begin to happen such as fires, and people are beginning to be more expressive. They're beginning to expand away from the norm of there old sitcom lifestyle.
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