Fuck men and fuck Adrian Griffin!
Private Life finds a heart in probably the most unmarked territory within human ambit. Here, director and screenwriter Tamara Jenkins raises hefty existential questions, examining themes sometimes deemed too taboo, yet centering around the in-depth personal psyches that both cerebrate and celebrate its thesis altogether. The result isn’t merely a dynamic discourse of a rarely discussed notion, but a heart-to-heart conversation that’s so poignantly close to home, even if the on paper theme is too foreign-sounding to some.
Tackling the side of American suburbs, American Beauty takes an interesting perspective from this dysfunctional suburban family to a poignant story with an almost comedic spin. But further away, Sam Mendes excavates its hollow, as these soul-struggling characters uncover their existance to be voids. A sorrowful family portrayal covered in false beauty, it emerges to be humorous, occasionally odd, and somehow devastating. American Beauty is one of those dramas that demand audience’s deep attention, it raises questionmarks and it magnifies…