Saturday, 5 March 2011
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.