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American Beauty

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Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
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American Beauty

2h 2m
Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
American Beauty (1999) on IMDb

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Kevin Spacey
Lester Burnham
Annette Bening
Carolyn Burnham
Thora Birch
Jane Burnham
Wes Bentley
Ricky Fitts
Mena Suvari
Angela Hayes
Chris Cooper
Colonel Frank Fitts
Allison Janney
Barbara Fitts
Peter Gallagher
Buddy Kane
Scott Bakula
Jim Olmeyer
Sam Robards
Jim Berkley
John Cho
Sale House Man #1
Kent Faulcon
Sale House Man #3
Fort Atkinson
Sale House Man #2
Ara Celi
Sale House Woman #1
Sue Casey
Sale House Woman #2
Brenda Wehle
Sale House Woman #3
Lisa Cloud
Sale House Woman #4
Joel McCrary
Catering Boss
Dennis Anderson
Mr. Smiley's Manager
Matthew Kimbrough
Firing Range Attendant
Alison Faulk
Spartanette #1
Krista Goodsitt
Spartanette #2
Written By: Alan Ball (Screenplay)

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kennybyoung says...
9 years ago
One of the greatest satirical dark comedies of all times. A true masterpiece.
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joaoalmeida_20 says...
7 years ago
"You have no idea what I'm talking about, i'm sure, but don't worry, you will someday." There are very few films that have had so much impact on me and that have made me think about the true meaning of our life. American Beauty is one of them. I've seen this movie for some time, but after several months processing what I saw, I'm just writing about it now. American Beauty, for me, it's about the search for our identity and what really matters in our lives. After all, we only live once. And we should enjoy every minute to the fullest. We should take advantage of life to focus on the things that really matter, the people around us, not material goods. The screenplay is very well written, the direction of Sam Mendes is magnificent and the performances are perfect. The characters are very well set up and all of them have a purpose, the soundtrack is beautiful and the cinematography, wonderful. American Beauty is, without a doubt, in my top 10 favorite movies of all time and it might very well be my number 1.
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Alefy says...
5 years ago
A complete masterpiece. This is one of the movies that make me think about life. I am surprised how they took subjects like sexuality, success, happiness, paternalism, etc. in the characters and correlated them in a single carefully directed plot. The films that I like the most are those that achieve some impact on me and this definitely made it.
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FinFan says...
11 years ago
had its moments but not my kind of movie. nicely made and good acting though but as I said didn`t reached me
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8/10  2 years ago
Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) is having a mid-life crisis and tries to turn his life around after becoming infatuated with his daughters friend Angela Hayes (Mena Suvari).

This is probably the best dark humour film to exist. This movie depicts real life that you see every day but probably don't r More
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12 months ago
I first saw this film in my teen years. I didn't understand the plot of the movie back then but found the erotic scenes interesting. I think I was also impressed by Lesters change in attitude back then.
Rewatching it in my early thirties the movie really catches me. The story of every character is More
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Andre Gonzales
5 months ago
It was a ok movie. I didn't like Kevin Spacey creeping on a young teenager, but other then that it was a good movie.
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Nathan John Cooper
4 years ago
The film American Beauty to me is a film about purpose. What is your purpose in life? The film teaches that there is such great beauty in the small things in life and that sometimes you need to take a step back to allow yourself to take in the unfiltered beauty in the small things like a plastic bag More
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