Pleasantville on VHS. Starring Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J.T. Walsh, Reese Witherspoon. With Don Knotts, Jane Kaczmarek, Jenny Lewis. Written and directed by Gary Ross. 1998.
From the box:
Nothing Is As Simple As Black And White
When ’90’s teens David and Jennifer (Tobey Maguire, The Ice Storm, Reese Witherspoon, Freeway) get zapped into the perfect suburbia of the black & white ’50’s sitcom, Pleasantville, what results is a “visionary adventure” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) that Siskel and Ebert give “Two big thumbs up!”
Pleasantville’s perfect people include a mild-mannered soda jerk (Jeff Daniels, Dumb and Dumber), a socially repressed mom (Joan Allen, Face/Off) and a father who always knows best (William H. Macy, Fargo). But, when ’90’s pop culture clashes with ’50’s family values, chaos ensues, turning the town of Pleasantville upside down and black and white into color.
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