Beyond The Box Set

Reviving Pleasantville

February 1, 2021

Released in 1998, Pleasantville was a disappointment at the box office, but quickly developed a cult audience as stars Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire became Hollywood A-listers. 

In this week's episode, we discuss our reactions to the film, including the groundbreaking special effects, some surprisingly raunchy gags and William H. Macy's heartbreaking quest for a home-cooked dinner. 


Beyond the Box Set is a movie podcast with a twist. Each week we take a look at a well-known standalone movie and compete to pitch ridiculous sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. 

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00.00: Molly's Game really ruined Tobey Maguire for us...

37.15: Pleasantville Drinking Games

47.05: Pleasantville sequel pitches

1.04.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 203 Preview

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