Genre: fantasy/comedy-drama

Director: Gary Ross

Producer: Gary Ross, Steven Soderbergh, Jon Kilik, Bob Degus

Writer: Gary Ross

Cast: Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, Joan Allen, William H. Macy

Music by: Randy Newman

Duration: 124 min

Wikipedia: wiki about the movie

Pleasantville is a 1998 American fantasy/comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Gary Ross. The film stars Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, Marley Shelton and Jeff Daniels. Don Knotts, Paul Walker, Jane Kaczmarek, and J. T. Walsh are also featured.

 

The film was released in the United States by New Line Cinema on October 23, 1998. This was J. T. Walsh's last film, released after his death.

 

12 comments

#1, by izabela_g, on 06 April 2020, 3:28 pm

It was a very nice movie. I really liked the character of Jennifer who didn’t follow the rules and script of Pleasantville. This behaviour brought irreversible consequences that changed the lives of not only Jennifer and David but also Pleasantville residents for better.

#2, by weronika_k, on 07 April 2020, 6:35 pm

This move is very unusual, but it also shows timeless values. The siblings completely changed the life of the Pleasantville residents and they showed them how the real life looks like. The funniest moment was, when George came back home and he was more worried about the lack of the dinner than about the disappearance of his wife. I highly recommend it!

#3, by Cottage, on 07 April 2020, 10:28 pm

glad u liked it... i watched 'pleasantville' on its release and it stole my heart... all those years later my thinking is that it beautifully shows that there are shades and tints, and that nothing's just black and white... onscreen humanity...

#4, by Ania, on 10 April 2020, 2:22 pm

That’s a swell movie! I really enjoy every well-made movie set in the 50s or 60s. Especially when it’s professionally done. For example all the outfits and history appropriate hairstyles, but also you could feel the spirit of this decade. On top of the wonderful storyline with deeper meaning the thing, I appreciate the most was special effects. The work they’ve done is just phenomenal - a black-and-white world with a mix of colors. Even some which I’ve never heard about like vermilion, puce, chartreuse, umber or oxblood. I highly recommend watching the “Pleasantville”.

#5, by sszmidt, on 10 April 2020, 10:18 pm

For me this is a mediocre movie, not a amovie that i will return to. The concept of the film is something new but it wasn't expanded. It would be the best if viewer had to think about why it happened, not told during the trial why it was happening. It's not the best and not the worst film, you could watch it, but certainly there are better movies.

#6, by Julia512, on 10 April 2020, 11:44 pm

Lovely story. At the beginning i felt so sorry for Pleasantville's inhabitants. Just trapped in a loop. So I was really glad to see that their life become more colorful. Figuratively and literally. I also liked the transformation of the Tobey Maguire's character. From nerdy boy to a man who finally stands up for himself.

#7, by karolek_24, on 15 April 2020, 7:39 pm

In the movie were presented two worlds black and colorful. I have never met this. This is amazing. I think this effect was to show a big difference between people living 50 years ago. People were shown as stupid. The siblings move to the world ,,Pleasantville" during quarrel. Their adventures was very fascinating.

#8, by alice.ds, on 17 April 2020, 11:38 am

I really enjoyed the movie. At first I thought that it would be just another stupid film, but the characters proved me wrong. The story of Pleasentville's residents was weird at first yet very interesting. We could see how the characters changed, so the viewers were never bored. I really enjoyed watching how many not-so-young people react to changes because that's something that is true nowadays. I thoroughly recommend this movie to anyone who's currently bored and is looking for a film to watch.

#9, by Cottage, on 28 April 2020, 10:51 pm

how come u have never commented on "who killed captain alex?"

#10, by swm4r, on 15 May 2020, 12:20 pm

Great film! interesting idea and color effects, it's "pleasant" to watch, but also tells about some important stuff. My favourite quotes:

-People change.
-Can they change back?
-I don't know, I think it's harder.

-I did the slut thing, David. It got kinda old.

-I'm 40 years old. I mean it's not supposed to be like this.
-It's not supposed to be anything. Hold still.

#11, by swm4r, on 15 May 2020, 12:21 pm

Great film! interesting idea and color effects, it's "pleasant" to watch, but also tells about some important stuff. My favourite quotes:

-People change.
-Can they change back?
-I don't know, I think it's harder.

-I did the slut thing, David. It got kinda old.

-I'm 40 years old. I mean it's not supposed to be like this.
-It's not supposed to be anything. Hold still.

#12, by swm4r, on 15 May 2020, 12:21 pm

Great film! interesting idea and color effects, it's "pleasant" to watch, but also tells about some important stuff. My favourite quotes:

-People change.
-Can they change back?
-I don't know, I think it's harder.

-I did the slut thing, David. It got kinda old.

-I'm 40 years old. I mean it's not supposed to be like this.
-It's not supposed to be anything. Hold still.

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