All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how…
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.
I feel like I've been in a coma for the past twenty years. And I'm just now waking up.
What is your purpose in life? How do you feel about yourself? How do you interact with other people? Is your life turning into one big routine?
This film teaches you how to look closer at life, discover more, and understand further. Never judge a book by its cover, and certainly never judge a person by how they present themselves; there may be much much more hidden underneath the surface.
An amazingly inspirational piece with some of the most beautiful (and most re-circulated) soundtrack I've ever heard. Sam Mendes does us proud.
- ...And I'm missing the James Bond marathon on TNT.- Lester Burnham
- This country is going straight to hell! - Colonel Frank Fitts
I am Lester Burnham.
How could be a beautiful flower couldn't smell, and exhilarates his own perfume as essence of his own body? We're all the same flower named American Beauty? We all flourish in the form?
It's like God's looking right at you, just for a second, and if you're careful... you can look right back...Beauty....
American Beauty is America with white fences, red roses on the garden...Blue windows and Red door making an dark mirror onto America and his citizens which lives upon there. All the things there give me some darkest echoes to…
Look closer: some things aren't as pretty as they seem - a concept, point of exploration and conventional means of getting simple stories off the ground in a new way that goes as far back as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. This didn't keep Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch and countless others from exploring it and giving their own twist to it. Yet, 1999 comes around and what exactly does first time director Sam Mendes do in a messy debut? He gives us this and this alone in a bipolar mood-swing of malnourished ideas and clunky themes. And yes, it won best picture.
American Beauty pits a smorgasbord of issues and one-sided backing hardships to a well laid out American suburbia,…
Sunday Morning Review!
You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry... You will someday.
Inside this overbearingly dreary and kind of melancholy tale, there is something to be seen that is profoundly... beautiful. The increasingly tragic tale of the middle aged Lester Burnham and his secret obsession with the stunning blonde High School beauty Angela is one of the best films of American cinema in the late nineties and was a perfect movie to usher in a new age of films for the 2000's. It's slightly overrated and its most definitely far from perfect but I still find it hard to deny the strong writing and its odd, transfixing way of storytelling that mixes the…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I DON'T KNOW HOW I HAVEN'T SEEN THIS UNTIL NOW.
THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING FILM. Every issue in life I feel passionate about is dealt with here. Commercialism, conformity, materialism, happiness, greed, the American Dream, beauty, homosexuality, acceptance of others, traditionalism, false images and more. There is so much content in this film, seeing it once is merely reading the blurb on the back.
Not to mention, one of my favourite actors, Kevin Spacey is bloody fantastic here. He's amazing. How does he manage so somehow restrained yet so free and happy? He feels completely believable as the initial Lester, and as the changed Lester. THAT is skill, to not only play technically two completely different characters, but demonstrate…
A pick from my film book
[WARNING SPOILERS] Una película con un soberbio Kevin Spacey, en el papel de una padre de familia que siente que su vida ha perdido todo el sentido, con una esposa que le pone los cuernos, una hija rarita con una amiga de la cual el se enamora y un vecino que es incluso más raro que su hija con un padre ex-marine que esconde una homosexualidad de la cual se arrepiente como si fuese algo malo y cree que su hijo lo es al ver un malentendido enfrente por un tabique enmedio de su vista que le hace pensar que su hijo es gay. Oda a la imperfección de la sociedad actual.
A story by Joe Bacon-
Over the summer, one of my friends was engaged in a ministry in the heart of Philadelphia where he would learn about poverty, social justice, and peace. On the first day, he, along with others that were involved, had to go out into the community and witness peace happening. My friend saw people relaxing on their front door step, enjoying the day. At the end of the day, he had to paint what he saw was peaceful on a ceramic plate. On the second day, he had to go out into the community and witness events that broke that peace. He saw a son being abused by his father, who was trying to run away.…
A deeply philosophic take on suburban life, death, and above all beauty.
Very entertaining but uncomfortable at the same time.
"Will someone please pass the fucking asparagus?"- Lester Burnham
I'm really not sure what took me so long to watch this again. I saw it for the fire time like 3 years ago and loved it, but for some reason I didn't get around to it again until now. Lets just say that I'm glad I did. American Beauty is a great film packed full of stellar performances. Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Chris Cooper, Mena Suvari, and Wes Bentley are all terrific in their roles.
It is Kevin Spacey however who absolutely owns the movie. This is his show and he carries it. Had someone else played the role of Lester Burnham, the film would likely be much less successful.…
Strange, but good. Did not realize how much I was enjoying the film until it was over. Great use of symbolism to convey a meaningful message without being too heavy handed. Would watch again.
A very thought provoking movie for me. It provided a very interesting perspective on our concept of the ideal American lifestyle.
Great movie about american life-style! Very critical
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Tokyo Story
- The Rules of the Game