Pleasantville

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David Wagner is a Nineties kid with a Fifties addiction. He's hooked on reruns of a classic television show called "Pleasantville," set in a simple place where everyone is swell and perky, "confrontation" is a dirty word and life is pleasingly pleasant. Addicted to this utopian world, David immerses himself in "Pleasantville" as an innocent escape from the trouble-plagued real world that he must share with his ultra-hip, totally popular twin sister, Jennifer. But one evening, life takes a bizarre twist when a peculiar repairman gives him a strange remote control, which zaps David and his sister straight into Pleasantville. All the repressed desires of life in the Fifties begin to boil up through the people of Pleasantville, changing their lives in strange and wonderful ways that none of them had even dared to dream of, until they were visited by two kids from the real world.

Release details

Rated:
PG-13
Release date:
Friday October 23 1998
Duration:
124 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Gary Ross
Screenwriter:
Gary Ross
Cast:
Tobey Maguire
Jeff Daniels
Joan Allen
Reese Witherspoon
Don Knotts
William H Macy
JT Walsh