History Film / Pleasantville

22nd Feb '17 4:08:42 AM thewhitefairy
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*DomesticApplianceDisaster: The male bowling club have a member, named Roy, who was asked, as a proof of the new anarchy, to show the back of his shirt hidden under his jacket. It have a iron-shaped burning on it. How did it happen? Apparently, Roy's wife was distracted because she was "thinking".
1st Feb '17 3:14:10 AM YankeeDave
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* NobodyPoops: There aren't any toilets. When inspected, the stalls turn out to be empty.

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* NobodyPoops: There aren't any toilets. When inspected, the stalls turn out to be empty. Safe to assume NoPeriodsPeriod applies as well for the same reason.
28th Jan '17 2:47:13 PM Mdumas43073
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A deliberately {{troperrific}} 1998 dramedy movie starring Creator/ReeseWitherspoon and Creator/TobeyMaguire.

Main characters Jennifer and David are a pair of siblings who, during an argument over who gets to use the big TV in the living room, wind up TrappedInTVLand due to a strange TV repairman and a stranger magical remote. Specifically, they wind up in ''Pleasantville'', an old black-and-white show portraying the stereotypical 1950s American suburb (along the lines of ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' or ''Series/FatherKnowsBest'', but even more idealistic). David is thrilled because it's his favorite show; it is a happy world where nothing bad ever happens (as a contrast to David and Jennifer's unstable home life). Jennifer, being more of a party girl, finds Pleasantville incredibly dull and wants to liven the place up. Still, they both want to get home, and David wants to do so without upsetting the community -- but the repairman gets antsy and they're stuck.

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A deliberately {{troperrific}} 1998 dramedy movie film written and directed by Gary Ross, starring Creator/ReeseWitherspoon Creator/ReeseWitherspoon, Creator/TobeyMaguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, Creator/WilliamHMacy, J.T. Walsh, and Creator/TobeyMaguire.

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Jennifer (Witherspoon) and David (Maguire) are a pair of '90s teen siblings who, during an argument over who gets to use the big TV in the living room, wind up TrappedInTVLand due to a strange TV repairman (Knotts) and a stranger magical remote. Specifically, they wind up in ''Pleasantville'', an old black-and-white show portraying the stereotypical 1950s American suburb (along the lines of ''Series/LeaveItToBeaver'' or ''Series/FatherKnowsBest'', but even more idealistic). David is thrilled because it's his favorite show; it is a happy world where nothing bad ever happens (as a contrast to David and Jennifer's unstable home life). Jennifer, being more of a party girl, finds Pleasantville incredibly dull and wants to liven the place up. Still, they both want to get home, and David wants to do so without upsetting the community -- but the repairman gets antsy and they're stuck.
28th Jan '17 2:42:20 PM Mdumas43073
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22nd Nov '16 2:10:53 PM Dimensio
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* DramaticThunder: When George returns home to an (unknown to him at the time) empty house, devoid of his wife, his kids and his [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking dinner]], he announces "Honey, I'm home!". The heavens immediately respond with a loud crash.
17th Oct '16 9:18:55 PM WolfsTrinity
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* FisherKing[=/=]KeystoneArmy: The Mayor. [[spoiler: Once he experiences his moment of true anger in the courtroom, all of Pleasantville goes Technicolor. He's the only character we actually see change onscreen, incidentally.]]

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* FisherKing[=/=]KeystoneArmy: The Mayor. [[spoiler: Once entire town goes technicolor and connects to the rest of the Earth after both [[spoiler:George and The Mayor]] are changed in quick succession. Either character(or both) might be considered the Fisher King as the former was [[spoiler:the last of the in-show "Protagonist Family" to change]] and sets off an entire crowd when he experiences his moment of true anger does change while the latter [[spoiler:is the highest authority in the courtroom, all of Pleasantville goes Technicolor. He's town]] and is the only character we to actually see change onscreen, incidentally.]]be shown changing on-screen.
11th Sep '16 8:24:14 PM erforce
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** David's reaction the first time it rains in Pleasantville is almost identical to a shot in ''TheShawshankRedemption''. However, this is unintentional according to WordOfGod, who said that he didn't realize he did "the Shawshank shot" until a friend pointed it out when it was released.

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** David's reaction the first time it rains in Pleasantville is almost identical to a shot in ''TheShawshankRedemption''.''Film/TheShawshankRedemption''. However, this is unintentional according to WordOfGod, who said that he didn't realize he did "the Shawshank shot" until a friend pointed it out when it was released.
27th Jul '16 5:50:50 AM morenohijazo
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* MonochromeToColor: The film has the two main characters Jennifer and David TrappedInTVLand in the world of a black and white TV show called Pleasantville. As they interact more with that world and cause the people in it to act more individualistic like people in the real world it gains more and more people and objects with [[SplashOfColor Splashes Of Color]], until by the end of the movie the world of Pleasantville is fully color just like the real world.
17th Jun '16 11:32:59 AM MrDeath
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* IntimateArtistry: When they begin to explore their feelings, Bill paints a brightly colored mural of Betty on the soda shop windows as an act of rebellion against the CulturePolice and also as an expression of their newfound relationship. It is heavily implied to be a nude picture, but the audience never sees it in its entirety.
--> The audience does see it in its entirety, and it's absolutely a nude painting.

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* IntimateArtistry: When they begin to explore their feelings, Bill paints a brightly colored nude mural of Betty on the soda shop windows as an act of rebellion against the CulturePolice and also as an expression of their newfound relationship. It is heavily implied to be a nude picture, but the audience never sees it in its entirety.
--> The audience does see it in its entirety, and it's absolutely a nude painting.
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17th Jun '16 7:02:12 AM furiousstyles21
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--> The audience does see it in its entirety, and it's absolutely a nude painting.
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