Pleasantville (1998) dir. Gary Ross

Two teenagers are mysteriously transported into a 1950’s B&W television sitcom, and their presence starts to change the seemingly perfect world around them. A very original and thought-provoking story with great execution.
Meaningful social commentary is rooted in the lighthearted humor of a (only at first glance) simple teenage story. Memorable Twilight-Zone-esque atmosphere and style.
Includes themes of racial segregation, political oppression, contemporary moral value and conservatism. Excellent use of color and visuals. Great performances from Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon in the lead roles.
Notable for it’s technical process and selective coloring. Great 50-60’s period score.

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



Don Knotts as The Mysterious Repairman


Inside the world of Pleasantville


Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon