Pleasantville is a movie set in the 1950s where two teenage siblings, played by Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Mcguire, after receiving a mysterious new remote from a TV repairman are transported into their TV into the blank and white world of Pleasantville, whether they like it or not. The first social norm of the movie, is before the teens windup in Pleasantville, is right at the beginning of the movie where the father, played by William H. Macey, works all day to bring in the money and comes home to a home cooked meal by his wife, played by Joan Allen, whom stays home to cook, clean, and tend to the kids amongst other domestic duties. The children do show respect for their parents without any complaint. This seems too good to be true. It is more like a TV series than what they are watching on TV when their father arrives home. And while the teenage siblings are watching TV, with the new remote, without warning they are transported into the black and white world of Pleasantville. They quickly realize that they are inside the TV world itself. All the norms for them have been thrown out the window. The curiosity of the brother and sister duo set them off to find out what the town of Pleasantville is like and why everything is in black and white. They soon realize that the apathetic attitude of Pleasantville is why the town is entirely in black and white. This cold, callous attitude has caused the somber coloration of the world in which Pleasantville sets.