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.
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,…
- ...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…
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…
This film came out as a really great surprise for me as i didn't expect it to entertain me as it did. This movie basically revolves around the story of a middle aged man struggling through his ordinary,boring life. The filmmaker takes us through his journey in a very interesting and sarcastic way that we just get immersed in his life and feel real sympathies for this man. Kevin Spacey once again lives through his role making it extremely real. Our hearts really pours out to this man's character which has been written very well. All other actors does justice to their parts but it's kevin who steals the show. Loved this one and is surely an entertaining affair.
A fantastic score, an interesting and fun story with great performances but it is ultimately Kevin Spacey who shines in what's arguably his greatest performance.
¿Puede una bolsa de plástico bailando con el viento ser una de mis escenas de cine favoritas? No sé muy bien cómo, pero lo es. Un gran film.
Mendes and Spacey. A perfect mix. That and the mundane aspects of life picked apart in a clever, witty script by Alan Ball makes this still one of the most cutting experiences.
I don't like being overly negative... especially on the internet...but..
I hated watching this so much. This movie thinks it has so much to say... when really its as empty and pointless as a plastic bag blowing around in the wind. It's nothing more than a pretentious, shallow, showy piece of garbage.
Don't placate me like I'm your mother, boy.
Alan Ball is a terrible writer. Sam Mendes can never find the right tone, Annette Bening and Thora Birch turn in some weirdly awful performances, and Conrad Hall's cinematography is lovely but completely inappropriate (especially that "perfume ad" lighting when Lester kisses Angela). But mostly I just to want to say that Alan Ball is a terrible writer. And that Kevin Spacey rules.
A bittersweet reflection on the big and the little things in life and a cry for compassion among humans. Philosophical, yet funny - deep, yet feathery. Features an unbelievable Kevin Spacey and a sublime soundtrack.
You do rule Kevin Spacey, you just might be my new personal hero.
- 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