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Pleasantville
- Tobey Maguire

Overview - Two modern American teenagers are sucked into their television set and end up living in a black-and-white fifties sitcom. Bewildered by their new world's naivete and innocence, they slowly start to add color and spice to the town's life. Eventually, however, they begin to question their influence, wondering if their advanced 90's attitudes are really that much better than those of the innocent past.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Two modern American teenagers are sucked into their television set and end up living in a black-and-white fifties sitcom. Bewildered by their new world's naivete and innocence, they slowly start to add color and spice to the town's life. Eventually, however, they begin to question their influence, wondering if their advanced 90's attitudes are really that much better than those of the innocent past. Sterling effects and stand-out performances make this commentary on modern life a poignant, entertaining effort.

Cast List

Randy Newman - American composer/singer/songwriter
Steven Soderbergh - Director/Screenwriter, TRAFFIC (2000)
Peter Andrews - Director/Screenwriter, TRAFFIC (2000)
Jon Kilik
Reese Witherspoon - American actress, CRUEL INTENTIONS (1999)
Marissa Ribisi - Actress
Marisa Ribisi - Actress
J.T. Walsh - Prolific character actor
Jeannine Claudia Oppewall - Production Designer, SEABISCUIT (2003)
Jeannine Oppewall - Production Designer, SEABISCUIT (2003)
Tobey Maguire - American actor, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES/SPIDER-MAN series
Toby Maguire - American actor, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES/SPIDER-MAN series
Jeff Daniels - American Actor, SOMETHING WILD (1986)
Don Knotts - American Comedic Actor, F-TROOP
Gary Ross
Robert J. Degus - Producer
Marley Shelton - Actress
Jane Kaczmarek - American Film/TV Actress
Judianna Makovsky - Costume Designer, SEABISCUIT (2003)
William H. Macy - Stage/Film Actor, STATE AND MAIN (2000)
W. H. Macy - Stage/Film Actor, STATE AND MAIN (2000)
Joan Allen - American actress, THE ICE STORM
Paul Walker - American actor, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS
William Goldenberg - Editor, SEABISCUIT (2003)
John Lindley - American Director Of Photography

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 134
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 794043147517
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: July 2012

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Time Travel
Theatrical Release
Teenagers

 
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Reviews:
"...The film is a technical marvel....A visionary adventure..." - 11/12/1998 Rolling Stone, p.121-2


"...PLEASANTVILLE's ideas are visual and cinematic as well as theoretical, making it glorious entertainment..." - 03/??/1999 Sight and Sound, p.49-50


"...Gorgeous effects and a top-notch cast....A funny, feelgood Hollywood movie..." -- 4 out of 5 stars - 10/01/1999 Total Film, p.98


"...Visually impressive..." - 11/20/1998 USA Today, p.6E


"...[An] ingenious fantasy....Ms. Witherspoon turns in a deliciously naughty performance..." - 10/23/1998 New York Times, p.E23


"...Winsome and witty....PLEASANTVILLE cleverly satirizes those who preach the values of rigid family values and conformity..." - 11/01/1998 Box Office, p.138


"...Color and black and white exist magically and seamlessly in the same frames....PLEASANTVILLE further illustrates how limitless the future is for the inventive use of new technologies..." - 10/23/1998 Los Angeles Times, p.C1


"PLEASANTVILLE sparkles with poetic notions as color spreads throughout the town." - 03/22/2012 Wall Street Journal

 
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