All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. 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,…
The words right now are coming slowly. I know it's a cliche, but this is why I love movies. Incredibly hilarious, dark, mysterious, and formal in every aspect; Sam Mendes' American Beauty is an emotional masterpiece that explores both the looming despair of American suburbia and the slowly fading prospect of embracing life in all its quirky aspects and flaws. The sense of overwhelmingly loneliness and misguided ideals across such a society is both heartbreaking and wonderfully sardonic.
For now, the words aren't coming fast enough to write a full review, but behind the tears and the melancholy is one of the greatest films that I have ever seen.
Fuck, here come the tears again. Goddammit Kevin Spacy.
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.
Resisting singular interpretation about the films meaning American Beauty is, for me, undefinable. There are many thematic interests that many will use for their own interpretation and sure, Sam Mendes' involvement as director could establish and mold your view for you.
Anyways, first thing is first, Kevin Spacey is absolutely amazing in this. Unfortunately the ending for me had been spoiled a couple of years back but I still hoped that it was wrong and at one point I was even convinced that it was wrong. But alas that was never ever going to happen really and the ending proves devastating for those around him, but not him. Sure they didn't really like him, but would they want him dead?…
Esta es la vida de un hombre (Lester Burnham) en donde esta a punto de perder el único empleo que tiene y se encuentra en un momento de su vida muy miserable siendo que su matrimonio y vida sexual esta por los suelos. Su esposa, Carolyn, quien lo desprecia al pensar que es un fracasado es una corredora de bienes raíces que finge que su vida es realmente perfecta. Su hija, Jane, con quien no tienen comunicación ninguno de los dos esta pasando por la adolescencia con depresión y desmotivación por la vida. Al momento en que ella conoce a su mejor amiga Angela y la presenta a sus papas, Lester queda total y completamente perdido por ella realizando fantasías…
Mundo Ordinario: Lester vive resignado a su vida, es infeliz y no hace nada para cambiar las circunstancias.
La llamada de la aventura: Lester tiene que hacer una descripción de lo que significa su trabajo para así poderlo conservar.
Reticencia del héroe o rechazo de la llamada: Lester le cuenta lo que tiene que hacer a su esposa y se rehúsa a hacer el escrito.
Encuentro con el mentor: Lester conoce a Ricky, hijo de su vecino, al ver como Ricky se atreve a renunciar y de la forma en la que lo hace, se vuelve inspirador para Lester.
Cruce del primer umbral: Lester fuma marihuana con RIcky y cuando se va a dormir, sueña con Angela, una amiga de…
A fine film that would likely be studied in film schools for years to come. It is the movie that I expected it would be with its drama and some dark comedic moments. The acting was fine for both the young and older actors.
Overrated but still awesome.
Non me cae de todo ben.
como se Deus estivesse nos olhando por um segundo e,se presta atenção,pode fazer o mesmo.está falando da beleza da morte de uma mendiga que morreu congelada.
This movie has not aged well.
It was alright. I got the point it was trying to make about life being dull and depressive if the structure of it is the same day in and day out. That you should do what makes you feel alive and go after things that give you that high and make the most of it.
However, I did find it kind of disturbing to watch a middle aged man perving on a teenage girl for majority of the film.
Kevin Spacey's performance and excellent directing anchor this thoroughly entertaining film about a man who, in less than a year, is going to die. But he doesn't know that yet.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…