Peter Ericson’s review published on Letterboxd :
About a week ago I saw "American Beauty". I wasn’t really expecting too much of this movie, but since it had received very high marks in reviews I still wanted to see it.
The movie completely surprised me. It is an absolutely fabulous and entertaining movie with a great story and an excellent cast, especially Kevin Spacey whose acting I started to appreciate after I saw "Pay It Forward". The great character development and music contribute to the greatness of "American Beauty".
Before watching it, I didn’t think I would agree with the high marks this movie has generally received, but now I have to say that I do agree with them. "American Beauty" is a top-notch movie that I can really recommend.