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American Beauty


Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley View All


Sam Mendes (Director), Alan Ball (Screenplay) View All

Released: Sep. 15th, 1999
Runtime: 2 hours, 2 minutes
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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His marriage to a frigid real estate agent named Carolyn (Annette Bening) is a detergent commercial and his angry teenage daughter, Jane (Thora Birch) hates him.
I was strangely captivated by this film's hypnotic atmosphere and story.
I only put the three stars at the top of my posts but I have to mention Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Wes Bentley, Peter Gallagher and the brilliantly twisted Mena Suvari. "Welcome to America's weirdest home videos." Of course, I'm being unoriginal when I say that Kevin Spacey delivers easily one of the best performances of the 90s.
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