Pleasantville stuck in my memory as a movie I really liked, but I hadn't seen it in probably fifteen years. Watching it in 2017, I was surprised to discover I had completely forgotten a painful opening 15 minutes establishing Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon's characters before they get sucked inside the television. Furthermore, while the conceit of the film is entertaining for awhile, the film has no clean way to reconcile its lack of non-white actors in it with inevitable references to the racial politics of the 1950s and 1960s. There are good performances in it, from Witherspoon, Jeff Daniels, and Joan Allen, but Gary Ross never exerts a firm grasp over the film's meaning or metaphor, muddling the overall impact through a lack of focus.
Also, it's really weird that Reese Witherspoon stays in Pleasantville-verse.