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Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction and Fantasy
Due to the power of a mysterious remote-control, modern-day teens David and his sister Jennifer get zapped into a bland 1950s TV sitcom where they become the characters 'Bud' and 'Mary Sue'. David, who has been unhappy at home, is excited by this, but Jennifer is furious. Pretty soon, the two of them have disturbed the perfectly nice, but dull and unthinking world of their new friends and neighbours. A beautiful-looking film that is very funny in places, Pleasantville also debates the costs and gains of the breakdown of 1950s conformist society.
Comedy-drama about a white middle-class woman whose supposedly liberal father struggles to deal with her black fiancé.
14+ years 108 mins
Reese Witherspoon made her name in this razor-sharp satire that uses a school election to send up both moral and political corruption.
14+ years 98 mins
Brightly-coloured Douglas Sirk tribute about a marriage that falls apart in the hyper-conformist American suburbs of the 1950s
14+ years 103 mins
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