Pleasantville [Blu-ray]

Pleasantville [Blu-ray]

Director: Gary Ross Cast: Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire
, Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
, Joan Allen
Joan Allen
, William H. Macy
William H. Macy
Gary Ross
Pleasantville [Blu-ray]

Pleasantville [Blu-ray]

Director: Gary Ross Cast: Tobey Maguire
Tobey Maguire
, Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
, Joan Allen
Joan Allen
, William H. Macy
William H. Macy
Gary Ross

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Gary Ross, Oscar nominated for his Dave and Big screenplays, made his directorial debut with this comedy. The cheerful '50s TV sitcom "Pleasantville" is revived in the '90s for a loyal cable audience. One devoted fan is shy suburban teen David Wagner (Tobey Maguire), who has an almost obsessive interest in the series. Living with his divorced mother (Jane Kaczmarek), David sometimes has disputes with his ultra-hip twin sister Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon). She wants to watch MTV just when a Pleasantville marathon is about to begin. They struggle over the remote control, and it breaks. A strange TV repairman (Don Knotts) supplies their new remote, a potent high-tech device which zaps David and Jennifer inside Pleasantville, where their new sitcom parents are businessman George Parker (William H. Macy) and wife Betty (Joan Allen). As "Bud" and "Mary Sue," the teens take up residence in a black-and-white suburbia where sex does not exist and the temperature is always 72 degrees. Life is always pleasant, books have no words, bathrooms have no toilets, married couples sleep in twin beds, the high school basketball team always wins, and nobody ever questions "The Good Life." David revels in Pleasantville's Prozac-styled peacefulness. He fits right in, but Jennifer's 1990s attitude upsets the blandness balance, painting parts of Pleasantville in "living color." Repressed desires surface, cracks appear in the '50s lifestyles, and the Pleasantville populace finds their lives changing in strange, wonderful ways. It's liberating -- but there's also a darker side. This film breaks an all-time record with more than 1700 special effects shots. Shown at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2011
UPC: 0794043146114
Original Release: 1998
Rating: PG-13
Source: New Line Home Video
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Language: English
Time: 2:04:00
Sales rank: 6,316

Special Features

Commentary with Writer/Director Gary Ross; Isolated Score Track with Commentary by Composer Randy Newman; Featurette The Art Of Pleasantville; Fiona Apple Across the Universe Music Video Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tobey Maguire David Wagner/Bud Parker
Reese Witherspoon Jennifer Wagner/Mary Sue Parker
Joan Allen Betty Parker
William H. Macy George Parker
Jeff Daniels Mr. Johnson
Don Knotts Repairman
J.T. Walsh Big Bob
Paul Walker Skip
Dawn Cody Betty Jean
Marissa Ribisi Kimmy
Natalie Ramsey Mary Sue
Kevin Connors Bud
Justin Nimmo Mark
Heather McGill Girl in School Yard
Paul Morgan Stetler College Counselor
Denise Dowse Health Teacher
McNally Sagal Science Teacher
Jane Kaczmarek David's Mom
Giuseppe Andrews Howard
Jenny Lewis Christin
Kai Lennox Mark's Lackey No. 1
Jason Behr Mark's Lackey No. 2
Robin Bissell Commercial Announcer
Harry Singleton Mr. Simpson
John Ganun Fireman No. 1
Maggie Lawson Lisa Anne
Andrea Taylor Peggy Jane,Actor
Lela Ivey Miss Peters
Jim Patric Tommy
Marc Blucas Basketball Hero
Stanton Rutledge Coach
Jason Maves Paper Boy
Gerald Emmerick TV Weatherman
Charles C. Stevenson Jr. Dr. Henderson
Nancy Lenehan Marge Jenkins
Weston Blakesley Gus
Jim Antonio Ralph
Danny Strong Juke Box Boy
Kristin Rudrud Mary
Laura Carney Bridge Club Lady
Dan Gillies Fireman No. 2
Marley Shelton Margaret
Erik MacArthur Will
Adam Carter Boy in Soda Shop
David Tom Whitey
Johnny Moran Pete
Jeanine Jackson Woman
J. Patrick Lawlor Thug
James Keane Police Chief Dan
Meredith Thomas Actor
Randy Springer Actor
John F. McCormick Actor
Gerald Emerick TV Weatherman
Patrick Thomas O'Brien Roy (as Patrick T. O'Brien)
Randy Newman Composer

Technical Credits
Gary Ross Director,Screenwriter,Producer
Robert J. Degus Producer,Producer
Jon Kilik Producer
Steven Soderbergh Producer
Ellen Lewis Casting
Ernie Orsatti Stunts
Mary Parent Executive Producer
Michael Southard Special Effects
Chris Watts Special Effects
Debra Zane Casting
Jacob Chambers Stunts
Michael DeLuca Executive Producer
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