Friday, December 17, 2010
175. Pleasantville (1998)
I know you miss her, I mean, you told me you did. But maybe it's not just the cooking or the cleaning that you miss. Maybe it's something else. Maybe you can't even describe it. Maybe you only know it when it's gone. Maybe it's like there's a whole piece of you that's missing, too. Look at her, Dad. Doesn't she look pretty like that? Doesn't she look just as beautiful as the first time you met her? Do you really want her back the way she was? Doesn't she look wonderful? Now, don't you wish you could tell her that?
Probably one of the most underrated movies of all time. It is really sad that this movie has been relatively forgotten over the past decade. A movie that is not afraid to say that life's beauty is in it's imperfections, and that the rosy-colored visions of when everything was right are just that, visions and nothing more. If you missed this one, I seriously recommend this movie for everyone over the age of 13.