"Pleasantville" (1998)

BACKSTORY: "Pleasantville" is a 1998 movie from New Line Cinema starring Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J.T. Walsh, and Reese Witherspoon. It begins with school nerd Maguire fighting with his trampy sister, Witherspoon. Arguing over who gets control over the TV, the two fight over the remote, causing it to break apart. A strange TV repairman (Don Knotts) mysteriously shows upunannounced without being called, gives them a new special remote with more "oomph," and leaves them to go back to their argument. This time, with each grabbing onto the opposite ends of the remote, they find themselves transported into the TV, as the stars of a Beaver Cleaver type fifties black and white sitcom called "Pleasantville."