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Pleasantville (1998) - Movie Details

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Comedy Drama
124 min.
Release Date
October 23, 1998
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Running Time
124 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements emphasizing sexuality, and for language

It's spreading. It's contagious. It's color!

In the town of Pleasantville, nothing changes. The temperature is always the same, the weather is always nice, and no one has ever seen rain. Sex is an unknown word, passion is obsolete, and the most intimacy anyone sees is a touch to the hand. There are no words in books, the high school basketball team never misses a shot, and there is nothing beyond the town. In Pleasantville,... Full synopsis »

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You may look at shows like "Leave it to Beaver" or "The Partridge Family" and note how incredibly artificial they look. You may point out the sheer "perfectness" of it all and laugh at how pathetic it all seems. Pleasantville does just this, but on the big screen. It makes fun of about every aspect you can think of, joined by a strong cast and rich integration of black and white and color. Full movie review »
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