Saturday, 5 March 2011

Pleasantville


So , I just watched this movie for the first time last night and I have to say: wow.
I was not expecting much going into the movie, but I was captivated from the start. Basically the movie starts with two teens (Toby Macguire and Reese Witherspoon). They fight over the remote control and it ends up breaking. Afterwards a convenient "T.V repair man" give them a new remote.


This remote sucks the 2 teens into the show "Pleasantville"
This is where the movie starts to get interesting. People in pleasantville all follow the same routine day after day, and if that routine is broken, some members fail to function. Basically every in pleasantville lives a happy lie (the show starts off in black and white I should add)

When these 2 kids come, they end up breaking their entire system. Reese witherspoon introduces sex to pleasantville, and everything goes to shit. These people start thinking for themselves and eventually you see a little bit of segregation in the movie. A lot of stores put up signs (No coloreds), people who have color start to get mugged.

Things in pleasantville aren't so pleasant anymore. If you have some time to kill, you should really check this movie out. Near the end of the movie everyone starts to become "colored" and I think theres some hidden symbolism behind that. That;s up for interpretation though.

26 comments:

  1. Got to watch that :) downloading now aha

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  2. i love this film, it's awesome!

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  3. That really is a tremendous bit of cinema. The two leads are quite excellent, and the colouration sequence is majestic. Much good ^_^

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  4. i've always passed by this in the video store but maybe next time i'll consider it. good write-up

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  5. I havent heard of this but i like your review. I need a movie for tonight and this could be a candidate, thanks! :)

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  6. Seems interesting...might check it out

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  7. I will for sure watch it. Sounds interesting.

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  8. Honestly, I saw the title of this post and I was like, "Meh."

    But you've actually convinced me to watch it! I'm going to follow your blog for more stuff like this. :D

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  9. It was an interesting movie. Never watched it again after the first time though.

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  10. Your summary is mostly accurate, so hopefully others will watch the movie too. I like the philosophical aspect behind it, where pleasantville starts to hate those who are different, and how we see that in society.

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  11. I've never heard of this movie... I probably should have but I guess it slipped by me. Nice find.

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  12. I guess i'll need to watch this some time sounds interesting.

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  13. I haven't seen this in forever!

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  14. I remember that movie, it was a big deal when it came out on vhs because some tv's wouldn't be able to handle the changes between black and white and color. Good stuff!

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  15. i avoided it till now maybe i should check it out

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  16. Nice review lol i read it to the end.

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  17. Nice review, might check it out sometime.

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  18. good review, i will check out the movie now!

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  19. I love TV from that period. This movie made me lol and then hate myself.

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  20. been meaning to watch this thanks for the review

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  21. Saw it a while ago...time to see it again :)

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