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Pleasantville (1998)  link to trailer on IMDb

Nummer: 966

poster Pleasantville

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7.5/10 (96983 Stimmen)

Land: USA, 124 Minuten

Filmsprachen: Englisch

Genre: Komödie, Drama, Fantasy

Regisseur: Gary Ross

David, single, lonely and not happy with his life, flees reality by watching Pleasantville - a 1950's b&w soap opera, where everything is just that... pleasant. His sister Jennifer, sexually far more active than her brother, gets in a fight with him about a very strange remote control. The remote was given to them just seconds after the TV broke, by an equally strange repair man. They suddenly find themselves in Pleasantville, as Bud and Mary-Sue Parker, completely assimilated and therefore black and white, in clothes a little different and with new parents... pleasant ones. David wants to get out of the situation as well as his sister, but whereas he tries to blend in (effortlessly, with his knowledge), she does whatever she wants to do. One event leads to the other, and suddenly there is a red rose growing in Pleasantville. The more rules are broken, the more colorful life gets in Pleasantville, USA.

Tobey Maguire (als David), Reese Witherspoon (als Jennifer), William H. Macy (als George Parker), Joan Allen (als Betty Parker), Jeff Daniels (als Bill Johnson)