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.
- ...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…
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,…
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 hit the spot. Pretty sure I had one major issue with it, but I don't remember what it was, so it clearly didn't affect my viewing experience too much.
I know I've rated a hell of a lot of films 4 or 5 stars lately but it's simply because I've been pretty lucky recently and everything I've seen has been fantastic and every time I re-watch this I love it even more.
Had a perfect little evening watching this, it was one of the nicest cinema experiences I've had in a while. I did a little outdoor cinema in my girlfriends garden as the weather was gorgeous and her first choice of movie was American Beauty, which I am ALWAYS happy to watch, especially if the viewing includes brownies and ice cream.
Para quienes me conocen muy de cerca y bueno, para quienes me siguen en esta red social, saben muy bien el amor que le tengo a esta película en particular y hoy a penas me di cuenta que nunca le había hecho el review que se merece, ya que la vi hace mucho tiempo antes de llegar aquí y desde entonces ha estado en mis favoritas. Hoy precisamente, día del cumpleaños de uno de mis actores favoritos, Kevin Spacey y una de las razones por la cuál considero ésta película una verdadera obra maestra, decidí hacerlo. Así que empecemos:
Cada vez que me preguntan por esas películas que me hicieron querer ver muchas más películas y querer saber más de…
A beauty masterpiece.
Nunca confunda sucesso com felicidade. E, se deixe levar, as vezes é a melhor coisa que você pode fazer, não se conforme.
Que nós não vivamos nossas vidas de modo superficial.
El despertar de la frustración, la represión y el entumecimiento existencial; denuncia a la hipocresía y la superficialidad. Y todo con un final trágico. Una olla apresión que acaba con una sonrisa reflejada en un charco de sangre. Una película que marcará el cine de la década posterior.
My sophomore year roommate Matt had driven to the movie and I turned to him and said, "You know, based on this performance alone, I'm going to see everything that Kevin Spacey does in the next five years." Perhaps I was really reacting to the script by Alan Ball, who does a wonderful job with "Six Feet Under." Spacey hasn't done anything that equaled his turn in "American Beauty."
This movie made me feel the way a plastic bag made Ricky Fitts feel.
Such a good movie and am glad that this movie won five Oscars, I was thinking if this movie did not win a Oscar then the Oscars are seriously at of they mind.
- 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