American Beauty

Sep 14, 1999 R 2h 2m

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his d...

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9 / 10 Verdict: Great
Avg. Rating: 9 # of Ratings: 7 # of Reviews: 3

Overall Rating

9 / 10 Verdict: Great
Avg. Rating: 9 # of Ratings: 7 # of Reviews: 3

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Director: Sam Mendes

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  • BarneyNuttall

    BarneyNuttall

    9 / 10
    American Beauty teeters on Screwball Comedy whilst latching onto its roots as a film engulfed in melancholia. Sam Mendes saccharine debut sees Kevin Spacey masterfully play Lester Burnham, a suburban father who appears pathetic to his wife Carolyn... Read the full review »
  • Barneyonmovies

    Barneyonmovies

    10 / 10
    WHAT I LIKED: Sam Mendes' cinematic debut American Beauty by Alan Ball is a film that encompasses and deals with big themes in such a unique and profound way that it's easily one of the most significant - and one of my favourite - films of the era... Read the full review »
  • JRhagan

    JRhagan

    9 / 10
    A sensational character study, an eerie, but beautiful life message,and one hell of a movie. American Beauty simply caught me off guard the first time I watched it, and it has captivated me ever since. With a timeless performance from Kevin Spacey... Read the full review »

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