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American Beauty


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


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

Release: 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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I was obviously too young to understand all of the subtlety of what was going on and some things naturally came across as 'strange', but all in all the uniqueness and beauty of the film touched me.
American Beauty Sam Mendes, 1999 Screenplay by Alan Ball Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening & Thora Birc.
This is exacerbated by the fact that Ricky's dad kills Lester seemingly not because his middle-aged neighbor was having sexual relations with his teenage son, but because he rejected him sexually.
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