Year of Release: 1998
Director: Gary Ross
Approx. Running Time: 124 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"So ambitious, so clever and so satisfying in so many ways."
-Michael O'Sullivan, THE WASHINGTON POST
In the black-and-white '50s sitcom realm of Pleasantville, mom always has a yummy meatloaf in the oven, the home team never loses and romance is a shy peck on the cheek. Until now. Because modern, real-life teens David (Tobey Maguire) and Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon) are mysteriously zapped into that TV world. With them come ideas and passions that turn the town's cozy perfection into something more challenging and colorful. From Gary Ross (Big, Seabiscuit) comes and imaginitive fantasy that maintains its humor even as it reveals its own true colors about embracing life in all its messiness and unpredictability. Don't touch that dial. Stay tuned to life in Pleasantville.
A little corny and perhaps a bit too sweet, but entertaining. Probably more 3.5 stars thans 3.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
1998 (Year of Release)