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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
Pleasantville is a really interesting film. That's really the best way I can start this off. I enjoyed it a lot.
The story is very well written by Gary Ross, and Ross does an excellent job of directing his story as well. He frames some shots in a way that tells the viewer a story without any words or characters, and that's very important in a film that relies primarily on perception.
However, one rather symbolic aspect of the story got old fast, and that is the use of the word "colored." As we all know, this is a reference to the Civil Rights Movement, and while it is a clever nod to the movement, it's used so often that…
It's got such an interesting premise and really works hard to pull you in at the beginning but then kinda muddles about. The sister's character comes and goes in the story and isn't really that important. Actually, the same can be said about most of the character's arcs. None of them are that central to the story and only very loosely tie into the movie, if at all. The conclusion of the film is also rushed and a bit brainless. It's got some thought-provoking themes and interesting visuals but it's very poorly handled. It shits itself in the middle and never cleans up.
At first, I was like "This is a horrible cover of Across the Universe," but then I was like, "Aw gee, these lyrics are so powerful and relevant to the movie."
I really love the premise for this film, but it isn't executed as well as I would've hope, and one specific performance is cringe worthy at parts. If it Tobey McGuire is replaced by say a 90s Jake Gyllenhaal, the movie improves drastically. Anyway there is still a lot of fun to be had with this Fantasy/Comedy.
Pleasantville is wildly inventive, thematically rich and gleefully funny. While in many ways flawed, it's hard not to fall for it's infectious and touching execution.
A quantidade de metáforas que podemos fazer desse filme com debates atuais são gigantes.
Nunca tinha ouvido falar nesse filme e foi uma excelente surpresa.
For a somewhat mainstream film, Pleasantville is one weird movie. Every time I expected it would go the typical route, it went the other way. I was left with about a million questions afterwards which is strange for a movie starring Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon. I applaud it for its strangeness, but I can't say I loved it.
Pleasantville is a charming little movie that I have watched a couple times now, and the film has really powerful messages. I was so surprised at how warming to watch this movie is, it just leaves you in a good feeling after watching it. The ensemble cast does an excellent job, especially Jeff Daniels, and the cinematography is just breathtaking. The original score by Randy Newman is some of the best music use I've heard in film. If your also a fan of old shows in general, the movie also pays respect to them too. Overall, it's a great recommendation to those who haven't seen it.
My favorite scene from the movie: www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6EbLP9YEQA
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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