An Intro From Dave
A year ago I was tasked with a top secret mission. Melanie: I want a list for next July. Like the opposite of everybody else’s “Christmas in July”. Something with a “Dave spin” on it. So my mind went to work. It almost took on several different incarnations before landing here. It could have Christmas Horror. It could have been Halloween themed. Then it started as a random list of movies that got buried in the sands of time that people forgot. That's actually our specialty. But I also included a few that made money but seemed to have been forgotten since then, as I haven’t heard much about them since their release. So hop in, buckle your seatbelt, and remember to keep your hands inside the ride at all times.
Day 13 - Pleasantville (1998) - Dave
One part comedy, one part drama, a dash or 2 of fantasy. OK, maybe a bit more. 2 teens getting trapped in a 50's cheesy sitcom could be considered a little more than a dash of fantasy. Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon star.
Melanie Says - This is a cute movie. Back when Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon were considered big movie draws this was a little gem that sort of slipped under the radar a bit. It's funny now that there are shows (WandaVision for example) that are very clearly pulling from these influences.
Have you seen it? What did you think?
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Various Movie Features From The Muser VIPers