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.
- ...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,…
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?…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
El planteamiento de este filme, sucede cuando presentan a Lester Burnham es un ejecutivo de publicidad de Chicago el cual se siente totalmente como un perdedor ante la vida, describiendo a sí mismo como aburrido de quien nadie recordará dentro de unos años. Este personaje se encuentra casado con Carolyn, una vendedora inmobiliaria, muy enfocada en su trabajo siempre buscando el éxito. Viven juntos con su hija Jane, una adolescente de 16 años con un carácter apático que se queja todo el tiempo de la falta de apoyo que recibe de su padre.
Esta película se podría dividir en varios subtramas como el amor, la libertad, la belleza y la búsqueda de la felicidad. Pero como el propio título la…
Excellent. Camera angles were great, very deep symbolism (colors colors and more colors) overall a great movie with great acting and no filler characters.
A masterpiece, pure and simple. The best movie about life I've ever seen.
American Beauty is a perfect film. Satire on suburban America, this film is amazing in every way. Kevin Spacey is terrific, the soundtrack is great, and the cinematography is epic. It is a beauty of a film.
I think my new aim in life may be to make sure every day I convince one new person to watch this movie. From the rose petals flying out the top to the rose petal bath. The dysfunctional family scenes in front of the TV to the even more dysfunctional family dinner scenes. The cinematography with THAT framing to the one and only Spacey. From the pitch perfect screenplay to the literally breathtaking soundtrack.
And when I clicked on the add a film button and typed in American the first film on the list was American Wedding.
please if you havent, watch this.
If you're brutally honest with yourself, don't you "just want to look good naked"? Of course you do.
My life is a lot like the main characters. I mean, I don't have a wife or kid, and I'm not in a midlife crisis, but jerking off in the shower is the best part of my day.
"I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world."
Si alguien va a filmarme 24/7 que sea Wes Bentley porfitas.
- 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!
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…