Spotlight – Pleasantville

Every Sunday The Hollywood Fly will put a ‘Spotlight‘ on a gem of both modern and classic cinema* that will make these summery Sunday evening’s even better. Whether it’s the whole family, a couple chilling out on the sofa, or just yourself trying to forget the coming Monday – sit down, relax and put a ‘Spring Spotlight‘ movie on.

Pleasantville – Trailer

We hope you’ve had a great weekend and aren’t too down about the coming week at work or school. Regardless, we at The Hollywood Fly have a great afternoon film to take your mind off of that dreaded Monday – head back to the days of black and white TV with the visual classic, Pleasantville.

Plot: David (Toby Maguire) is your quintessential high school outsider who’s only true social interaction occurs while watching re-runs of his favourite old-school TV series, that is until a mysterious TV repair man transports David and his rebelious sister Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon) into the show itself.

Faced with the prospect of being stuck there until they both come to the necessary life conclusions, they soon start to discover a real world that’s in desperate need to some colour (both metaphorically and literally).

Pleasantville has always drifted slightly under the mainstream radar, despite it’s stellar-cast, yet it offers a refreshing and uplifting story that will have you ready to jump into your own TV (please don’t though, it’s just make-believe!).

Cast: Toby Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, Jeff Daniels, Paul Walker

Available now on Amazon Instant Video

Suitable for: The whole family (BBFC Rating: 12A)

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Matthew Watson

Founder and Editor | I started the website with the aim of bringing the latest film news and trailers to film fans all over the world.

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