Oct 01, 1999 · Directed by Sam Mendes. With Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley. A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
American Beauty is a 1999 American black comedy-drama film written by Alan Ball and directed by Sam Mendes. Kevin Spacey stars as Lester Burnham, an advertising executive who has a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teenage daughter's best friend, played by Mena Suvari.
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American Beauty is a film that appears complex but in reality is quite simple: It's a film that unabashedly tears apart the delusion of the american dream and the typical middle-class lifestyle. A...
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American Beauty is as far away from "formula films" as possible but he manages to pull it off with elan. The movie stays with you long after it is over. You will be left wondering about the reactions and the future fates of the various people around Lester Burnham.
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Release Date: September 17, 1999Lester Burnham's wife Carolyn, who's cheating on him, hates him, his daughter Jane regards him with contempt, and his boss is...
American Beauty is a categorical exception to this, offering a look at the Dead transcending even their own exploratory heights and making some of their most powerful music by examining their most gentle and restrained impulses. It’s easily the masterwork of their studio output, and a strong contender for the best music the band ever made ...
American Beauty is the fifth studio album by rock band the Grateful Dead.Released November 1, 1970, by Warner Bros. Records, the album continued the folk rock and country music style of their previous album Workingman's Dead, issued earlier in the year.
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"American Beauty" is a comedy because we laugh at the absurdity of the hero's problems. And a tragedy because we can identify with his failure--not the specific details, but the general outline. The movie is about a man who fears growing older, losing the hope of true love and not being respected by those who know him best.