In their attempts to get comfortable, the two become more aware of social issues such as racism and freedom of speech. David and his twin sister Jennifer lead different high-school social lives.
Jennifer is shallow and extroverted; David is introverted and spends most of his time watching television.
David tries to reason with the repairman (with whom he communicates through the Parkers' television), but he succeeds only in chasing him away.
David and Jennifer must now pretend they are Bud and Mary Sue Parker, the son and daughter on the show.
The repairman leaves, and David and Jennifer resume fighting.
Jennifer wants to watch a concert on MTV, but David wants to watch a marathon of Pleasantville, a black and white 1958 sitcom about the idyllic Parker family.Pleasantville is a 1998 American fantasy comedy film written, produced, and directed by Gary Ross. Walsh, and Reese Witherspoon, with Don Knotts, Paul Walker, and Jane Kaczmarek in supporting roles.The film stars Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. The film was released in the United States by New Line Cinema through Warner Bros. The story centers around two siblings who wind up trapped in a 1950s TV show, set in a small Iowa town, where residents are seemingly perfect. Walsh's final film performance and the film was dedicated to his memory.To keep the show's plot, Jennifer dates a boy from high school but has sex with him, a concept unknown to him and everyone else in town.
During the fight, the remote control breaks, and the TV cannot be turned on manually.
A mysterious TV repairman shows up, quizzes David about Pleasantville, then gives him a strange remote control.