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In this modern fairy tale an entire fictional town is granted a chance to experience the comedies and dangers of real life when two late 20th Century teenagers accidentally bring living color to a mysterious suburb trapped in a black-and-white '50s utopia--and set off a revolution.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Filled with lighthearted humor, timely social commentary, and dazzling visuals, Pleasantville is an artful blend of subversive satire and well-executed Hollywood formula.
Ingeniously conceived and impressively executed, "Pleasantville" is a provocative, complex and sur...
January 29, 2019
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Common Sense Says
Thought-provoking look at past and present teen life.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Pleasantville contains lots of messages about living life to the fullest, the need for passion, and the courage to accept change. Sexual situations are frequent (including some loud moaning and paintings of nude figures), but a fair share of the references will go over young kids' heads. The term "Jesus Christ" is audible; words like "hell," "bitch," "s--t," and "f--k" are used a few times, too. Intolerant behavior leads to some riotous behavior (and a bloody lip). Teen smoking is briefly visible. All this being said, the main teen characters are strong and become positive role models.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Genre:Drama, Comedy
- Release Date:October 1, 1998
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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