Corrected entry: When David and his friend are questioning each other on Pleasantville trivia, David is eating chips. There are continuity mistakes between the front and rear views of David - e.g. when they're asking about the name of the cat the rear view shows David eating but the front view shows him dipping a fry into ketchup.
Corrected entry: When Bud's mom gets scared because she turned "coloured," Bud puts makeup on her to hide the colour. When he is done, she is entirely black and white again. But how did he get the inside of her mouth, irises and edges of her eyes, and hair to change back to black and white?
Corrected entry: When George comes home and finds no Betty on the night it rains, Jen is upstairs reading. George yells "Honey, I'm home" four times, then shouts "Where's my dinner?" several times. Jen hears none of this and George apparently does not go upstairs to hunt for Betty. At the bowling alley he says, "No one was there" and "No lights were on," yet in a wide shot of the house we see Jen's bedroom light on and she was there.
Corrected entry: In the introduction to the Pleasantville marathon, viewers are tempted with a trip to the Pleasantville of their choice. The map shown does not accurately represent the Pleasantvilles of the USA. For example, there is one in Wisconsin that is not shown on the map and, more importantly, the map shows a Pleasantville in Oregon that does not exist in reality.
Corrected entry: David is returning to the real world, and presses the remote. His reflection in the TV fades to black, then disappears. However, when he disappears, the reflections of the two women standing behind him are not there either.
Corrected entry: When the Black and White people turn coloured, their clothes change too. Whereas when Betty Parker turns coloured, it's only her head that changes and not her clothes.
Corrected entry: David and Jennifer transfer themselves to Pleasantville without any belongings apart from the remote control. Since there has never been rain in Pleasantville, the umbrella the "Bud" gave his girlfriend when standing outside could only be David's school prop, from "outside" Pleasantville.
Corrected entry: At the start of the film the Pleasantville Marathon Quiz is being introduced. On a blackboard a cartoon figure is pointing at three questions. The first one says "Buds Little League Team?" Shouldn't "Buds" be spelt with an apostrophe? On the blackboard it isn't.
Corrected entry: When the tree in front of Bud's house flares up people stop and watch in shock. Therefore, it doesn't make sense that the firemen are unable to see the fire when they arrive by car, only later when Bud shows them how to use their equipment. The firemen don't even look into the direction of the fire when they come to the scene; on the other hand, passers by stop and look very much as if they realize the danger.
Corrected entry: In the finale it's anger that changes the Chamber of Commerce's director into colour, however when the townsfolk are working up a rage throwing items through the diner's window, they do not change colour. Also the character that Reese Witherspoon sleeps with does not change colour even though this is the main cause of the teenagers' colour changes.
Corrected entry: When the mayor is talking to the men in the bowling alley, directly above his head is the score sheet. For the very top name the score has not been tallied in a couple frames but all of the other names have been tallied.
Corrected entry: Since the citizens of Pleasantville don't know what, if anything, is outside of Pleasantville, then why is there an American Flag flying outside the high school?
Corrected entry: When the people of Pleasantville burn the books the fire is in black and white. Earlier on in the film it was clear that fire didn't exist because the fire brigade only knew how to rescue cats. Since fire didn't exist in the black and white world shouldn't the fire be in colour?
Corrected entry: The thunderstom had been raging already for quite a while when Bud's father arrived at the bowling alley. Given its absolute novelty, why hadn't the bowlers heard anything before he pointed it out to them? Bowling alleys are noisy places, but not that noisy. And we can hear the thunderstorm very well inside the bowling alley.
Corrected entry: How do the Pleasantville inhabitants know what green, blue and yellow is? If everything's supposed to be in black and white, plus they don't think there's anything outside of Pleasantville, how do they even know what colours are?
Corrected entry: When David is showing off his Pleasantville knowledege to his friend, he says "Why did his parents come home early from the weekend at the lakes?" If there's nothing outside Pleasantville, where did they go?
Corrected entry: Just after David and Jennifer are sent to Pleasantville they are walking to school. To protest the situation Jennifer takes off her barrette and throws it into the bushes. However, when they get to school she is wearing the barrette again. She continues to wear it for the rest of the day.
Corrected entry: Pleasantville's basketball team is known for never losing a game to any other school. But in the movie, there's nothing outside of Pleasantville; all the Pleasantville people say so. If this is true, who is the Pleasantville basketball team playing against?