Rating: 7 out of 10
Pleasantville is a good example of a film based around one concept; mixing black and white with color. The plot is pretty thinly hung around this idea, and a great many issues and ideas that could have been delved into are glossed over or ignored entirely.
That said, I liked it. It was certainly visually very attractive, and the story certainly worked as a cohesive albeit somewhat unrealistic whole. The protagonists are likeable enough, if one-dimensional. Basically, it's not great - but it's pleasant.
And it sure missed lots of opportunities to delve into societal issues, didn't it? Ah well; it was pretty, and kept me entertained for two hours or so. They filmed a darn good movie, but they didn't write one. Ah well; I read _Watchmen_ again afterward, and that gave me more than enough literary devices and complex issues to keep me happy for a while.